Messi after opening the scoring so brilliantly at the Camp Nou / MIGUEL RUIZ FCB

Leo Messi’s spectacular slalom goal to open the scoring in the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao is one of the ten candidates for the FIFA Puskás Award for the best goal of the year. It is now down to users of fifa.com and francefootball.fr to vote to decide on the three finalists, which will be announced when voting closes on November 30.

January 11 winner

The best goal of 2015 will be revealed at the Ballon d’Or gala on January 11, where Messi is also one of the eleven players short-listed for the biggest prize of all. Voting will remain open during the gala itself.

The 10 finalists

The Argentinian’s wonder-goal at the Camp Nou will up against stiff competition from David Ball (Fleetwood Town), Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad), Alessandro Florenzi (AS Roma), Wendel Lira (Goianesia), Carli Lloyd (USA women), Phillip Mexes (AC Milan), Marcel Ndjeng (SC Paderborn) , Esteban Ramírez (Herediano) and Carlos Tévez (Juventus).

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Leo Messi goal in Copa del Rey Final... by fcbarcelona
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