Sunday 17 December 2017

Football fans are celebrating a very important Lionel Messi anniversay

By Alistair Mason

Do you remember what happened 12 years ago today?

To most people it might be May Day – but to Barcelona fans, May 1 is all about Lionel Messi.

That’s because 12 years ago today the Argentina star scored his first ever Barca goal.

And it was half-decent too. Here it is in animated form…

That’s Ronaldinho with the assist if you couldn’t tell, against Albacete at the Nou Camp.

Messi, who has bagged another 501 for Barca since that day, was wearing the number 30 shirt – the man who provided that assist was of course sporting the number 10 that we now associate with Messi.

To mark the occasion, Barcelona released a video of Messi’s greatest goal celebrations.

Beautiful stuff.

Press Association

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