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20.12.2009 12:10

Messi proves to be decisive

Jes˙s Carrillo

Lionel Messi completed a memorable year when he scored the winning goal in the FIFA Club World Cup and gave Barša their sixth major trophy as he and the club made history in Abu Dhabi.

Unprecedented haul

The Argentinian has had an almost perfect 12 months with the Blaugrana that was capped by his chested goal against Estudiantes to ensure that the Catalan outfit can enjoy an unprecedented haul of silverware in 2009.

When in Rome

27-05-09_MESSI_GOL_01.jpgMessi had already been decisive in one final this term as he rose to head home in the final of the Champions League in Rome against Manchestyer United. It more than made up for the forward's unavailability in Paris three years earlier when he could not play against Arsenal.

Super Cups

2009-08-23_FCB_-_ATHLETIC_BILBAO_013.JPGIn the Spanish Super Cup tie in August Messi was instrumental by scoring two goals to help Pep Guardiola's team to an emphatic win in Camp Nou. A week later did not score, but did set up the winning goal from Pedro that saw FC Barcelona beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Monaco to lift the European Super Cup.
Messi proves to be decisive
Three against Madrid
Throughout the year Lionel Messi has been a vital player in the league. Last term he scored three times in the two meetings with Real Madrid that were key to Barša keeping ahead of their rivals in the race for the title.

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