The first game in the opening half, when he tied the score at 1-1 in the 33rd minute. His deft dribbling and finish in traffic was one of the goals of the year so far. Check it out:
That little move was incredible. There is only one footballer on the planet who could have done that.
Later, with Barça up 2-1, Real scored to tie it when James Rodriguez finished off a gorgeous cross from Marcelo. Despite being down a man, Real looked as if it had salvaged a home draw. Messi had other ideas.
In the final minute of stoppage time, Barça made one last run into the box and Messi, as the trailer, hammered a perfect shot to give FCB a win. Check this goal out:
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It was Messi’s 500th goal for Barcelona. Unbelievable. The man is simply incredible.