Lionel Messi scores a stunning goal for Benfica, ranks third in UEFA’s top 10
June 11, 2023 10:31 PM EDT
Updated on June 11, 2023 at 10:34 PM EDT
The UEFA Champions League came to an end and Manchester City, under the leadership of Pep Guardiola, emerged as champions after twelve long years. The tournament’s top scorer was the android, Erling Haaland, with 12 goals. Following him were Salah and Mbappé, with 8 and 7 goals respectively. Besides, Spanish midfielder Rodri Hernández was named the Most Valuable Player of the final match, in which the English club defeated Lautaro Martínez’s Inter Milan in Istanbul.
However, even with Paris Saint Germain’s unfortunate elimination by Bayern Munich in the round of 16, Lionel Messi left his mark on the competition. One of his goals against Benfica stood out and was selected as one of the top 10 goals of the season by the panel of Technical Observers from the Union of European Football Associations. Messi ranked third in the list, a testament to his skill and talent on the pitch.
UEFA’s Top 3 goals
The first position was held by Haaland’s spectacular flying kick against his former club, Borussia Dortmund. Mbappé’s impressive volley against Juventus took the second position, and Messi’s goal for Benfica, a testament to his incredible control and technique, ranked third. The UEFA website reported that these top 10 goals were selected after careful observation and analysis by football experts from across Europe.
Watch Messi’s amazing goal here:
Other Top goals:
Some other notable goals from the tournament’s group stage, such as Neymar’s stunning free-kick, Felix’s mesmerizing dribbling, and Salah’s classic finish are worth watching. The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club competition in Europe and is known for producing some of the most spectacular goals in football. Messi’s goal for Benfica this season is another testament to the tournament’s legacy and highlights the incredible talent and skill of one of the greatest footballers of all time.