Messi, after scoring five goals, takes the match ball home / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

01.05.2005 | First official goal for the first team. Messi wears the ’30’ on his back as he’s assisted by Ronaldinho.

18.04.2007 | Goal a la Maradona against Getafe in the away leg of the semifinals of the King’s Cup. The goal was seen around the world for it’s similitude to Diego’s goal in the final of the 1986 World Cup.

10.03.2007 | His first goals against Real Madrid, a hat-trick, saved Barça from defeat at the Camp Nou (3-3). It was the start of Iker Casilla’s nightmare, the keeper that has conceded the most goals to Leo Messi.

01.02.2009 | At El Sardinero (1-2), Messi scores FC Barcelona’s 5,000th goal in the Liga. It was a demonstration and talent from the youngster as he entered Barça history and stood alongside Marco Aurelio (1,000), Pedro Zaballa (2,000), Quini (3,000) and Amor (4,000).

27.05.2009 | Messi heads home the winner in the Champions League final in Rome. The Argentine beat Van der Sar (2-0) to seal Barça’s third Champions League title.

19.12.2009 | He scores the winner with his chest against Estudiantes de la Plata in the Club World Cup final to clinch the sixth consecutive title for Josep Guardiola. It was the manager’s debut season at the front of FC Barcelona.

16.01.2010 | Against Sevilla, he scores his 100th goal for Barça in the League.

06.04.2010 | He scores four goals in one game for the first time in his career. It was in the return leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Arsenal. His first three goals were scored in 21 minutes and Arsene Wegner, at the end of the game, said, “he’s like a Playstation.”

27.04.2011 | A brace from the Argentine at the Santiago Bernabéu in the away leg of the Champions League semi-final gave Barça the edge they needed to qualify for the final in Wembley.

28.05.2011 | He scores the second goal in the Champions League final against Manchester United

28.09.2011 | He equals Kubala as the second highest goal scorer in Club history (194) during the Champions League match against BATE Borisov (+info)

07.03.2012 | He becomes the first footballer to ever score five goals in a Champions League match. It was against Bayer Leverkusen in the return leg of the Round of 16. (+info)

20.03.2012 | A hat-trick against Granada in the League allows the Argentine to break the Club’s all-time high goal scoring record set by the legendary César Rodriguez (+info)

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