Lionel Messi goal for Barcelona against Manchester United in 2009 Champions League final


Lionel Messi goal for Barcelona against Manchester United in 2009 Champions League final

Lionel Messi – he’s rubbish in the air.

There were probably many who believed this prior to Manchester United‘s 2009 Champions League final against Barcelona.

Messi’s header in Rome made it 2-0 to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final

But Messi silenced his doubters when he rose to head in his side’s second goal of the night in a 2-0 win and stopping United from becoming the first side to win back-to-back European Cups in the Champions League era.

In 2017, the Barcelona forward even claimed it was one of his favourites and why wouldn’t it be? It came against a team boasting Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand in defence and Edwin van der Sar in goal.