There is a maxim that has been installed on Twitter: the best Messi is always the last. And the Argentine has the task of validating the sentence every time he takes the field. The Messi of this Wednesday, January 11, 2023, was again the best Messi of all the Messis. Upon his return to Paris Saint-GermainRosario’s man returned to shine and scored his first goal of the year (a great goal) sealing the 2-0 over Angers. What more will they ask? Even if the question would be: what else do you want to win?
It’s July 2, 2005, Messi is 18 years old and scored two goals in the final of the Under 20 World Cup, in Utrecht, Holland. Messi is a promise for the Argentina national team and since he is the last Messi, he is the best Messi.
Messi is 20 years old and crosses the Camp Nou in a match for the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final against Getafe. It’s April 18, 2007. He controls the ball in the middle of the field, on the right, and dribbles all the opponents until he scores the goal. It is the same play that Diego equalized at the Azteca against England. Messi is Maradona. And he is the best Messi at 19 years old.
The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is the stage for the Champions League final of the 2008/2009 season. Messi jumped like Michael Jordan and headed in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Manchester United. It is May 27, 2009, Messi is 21 years old. The scene repeats itself two years later with the same teams, but now at Wembley. The best Messi of all Messi unbalanced the final between the Catalans and the English with a left-footed shot from outside the area. It is May 28, 2011 and he is 23 years old.
It is December 31, 2012. Messi ends the year with 91 goals and sets a new record. In a calendar year it scores six times more than German Gerd Müller. She is 25 years old. In the 14/15 season, Messi runs with the ball on the field of the Berlin Olympic Stadium in the Champions League final. It’s June 6, 2015. His left-footed shot provokes a rebound from Buffon and a goal from Luis Suárez to make it 2-1. Then Neymar increases. He is the best Messi, the last, champion of the most important tournament in Europe for the fourth time. He is 28 years old.
It is May 1, 2019 at the Camp Nou. Messi scores a great goal from a free kick against Liverpool for the Champions League. It’s the 600 that he scores with the Barcelona shirt. Messi is 32 years old. It is now 2021 and Messi crosses the Maracanà with the biancoceleste shirt. It’s July 10, Messi is 34 years old and raises his first cup with the Argentina Major. On 1 June 2022 the scene repeats itself at Wembley: Messi and the national team win the Final.
On December 18, 2022, at the Lusail stadium in Qatar, Messi scores two goals and his penalty in the definition against France. Argentina are world champions after 36 years and Messi gets the title he has been looking for during his career.
Three weeks later, Messi leaves to play a game for round 18 of Ligue 1 at the Parque de los Príncipes. And he is the best Messi of all Messi. He’s the king of football as he warms up in a complimentary shirt Pele, O Rei, passed away on December 29th. He plays like never before, gives talent and draws smiles on those French faces that recently made them suffer. He defines from the right (he’s the number 100 with the less able leg) and scores a great goal. He likes soccer and plays the first match of the rest of his career. What else do you want to win? Another Champion? The Copa Libertadores? He pretends and again lets everyone through: the best Messi is not the last, the best Messi is next. This Sunday at 4.45 pm in PSG’s visit to Rennes, Messi’s best plays.
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