PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Leo Messi is not just in the last three of the Ballon d'Or, he was also nominated this morning for the goal of the season – the FIFA Puskas Award- for his goal against Arsenal at the Camp Nou in the last 16 of the Champions League which opened the scoring and turned the tie around.

It was a beautiful goal, with Messi receiving a ball from Iniesta and delicately chipping it over the Arsenal keeper Almunia, then meeting it before it touched the grounds and slotting it home for the opening goal just before half time.

Up against Neymar and Rooney

The voting for the best goal will take place on FIFA's website and Messi will be competing with strikes by Neymar (Santos) and Wayne Rooney (Manchester United). Voting is open until January 9th, when the results will be announced at the award ceremony for the FIFA Ballon d'Or.