Messi celebrating his goal in the Copa del Rey final / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Leo Messi, as well as being nominated as a candidate for the Ballon d’Or for the ninth time in his career, has also been named on a short list of three for the FIFA Puskas Award, which goes to the player who has scored the best goal of the year.

The Argentine has been included thanks to his wonderful goal against Athletic Club in the final of the Copa del Rey last season at Camp Nou. The other nominees are Brazilian striker Wendell Lira for his goal whilst playing for Goianésia back in March and Italian Alessandro Florenzi for his goal playing for AS Roma against FC Barcelona in this season’s Champions League.

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El gol de Leo Messi a la final de Copa del Rei... por fcbarcelona
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