Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MESSI, from top of his head to the top of the world

Lionel MESSI adds a second Champions League winners' medal to his cabinet after FC Barcelona defeated Manchester United 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico of Rome on Wednesday.

Back in 2006, though, it was RONALDINHO who was calling the shots and who was the owner of the team, while MESSI had to watch it from the stands after picking up an injury during the eight-finals.

Not this time. This time Lionel was up for it. He knew this was perhaps the most important match of his entire career and he raised to the occasion.

And boy he did raise!

After a rampant start from Manchester United, with four shots (only one on goal) by Cristiano RONALDO in the first eight minutes, Barcelona went ahead courtesy of a brilliant move by Samuel ETO'O when the match reached its 10th minute.

From then on, it was all Blaugrana. The Catalan giants started to enjoy possession and though they couldn't translate that into the score-sheet, they looked very comfortable with the lead and were rarely bothered by Manchester United.

During some early stages in the second half, Barcelona lost some of the possession and just when it looked like we were heading towards a nervy ending, XAVI saw MESSI inside the box and the Flea became an unidentifiable flying object who stayed suspended in mid-air for an eternity. He leaned back and coolly headed the ball over VAN DER SAR to make it 2-0 and to seal the fate of the final and to give Barcelona the Treble. The first time in Spanish football history that a team wins La Liga, La Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

MESSI won the duel against Cristiano RONALDO and if he doesn't get the Best Player of the Year Award, then I don't know where the world is heading to.

TEVEZ played the entire second half, but he couldn't manage to make an impact in what very well could have been his last match in a United shirt. He tasted the glory last season.

Now is the time for MESSI to enjoy it and for us to enjoy his football and dream with all the potential he has.

Please, MESSI haters, don't even bother to write and come here and say bad things about him. Nobody will take you seriously.

(A special mention goes to Gabriel MILITO who missed this magical season due to injury but deserves his medal).

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

can i just say i told you guys that they would win, and there you go, Messi lifts the cup.
Brilliant!


day1star

messidona19 said...

YYEAAAAAA MESSI IS THE CHAMPION!!! BEST YEAR EVER IN MESSI'S CAREER!! HE'S GONNA SCOOP UP EVERYTHING THIS YEAR :D :D
I HOPE THAT NEXT YEAR WILL BE HIS GREATEST YEAR EVER WITH ALBICELESTE!!
CONGRATS TO THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD.
HM HE NOW HAS ONE OVER MARADONA! A CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY TO A UEFA CUP TROPHY BUT STILL MARADONA'S WIN WAS MORE SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE IT WAS WITH NAPOLI!

Anonymous said...

"Look up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane no It's Lionel Messi in the air scoring the insurance goal for Manchester United"


I am very very happy that Messi won this Champions League and he was the key figure through out the year and he delivered on a huge stage. Give him space and MESSI PUNISHES you. I nearly flew out of my chair when he scored that goal. Now I hope from now until next season Messi gets rest. The team will have to travel to the World Club Cup, they are coming to the US for a few games I mean a lot of games for Messi. Not to mention all the World Cup qualifers and friendlies now until the World Cup. I hope he does not get warn out for the 2010 WC. Messi needs a long vacation and well deserved!

Jack!

Anonymous said...

For Barcelona* Is what I meant to say.

John said...

I'm back!!!!

In the first few minutes, United did look like they were going drew first blood. But just didn't have the midas touch to finish things off.

Barca were really being patient in the beginning and taking this slowly. Once they had the edge, I just had this feeling the goal will come. ETO’O might want to give thanks to VAN DER SAAR for the calamity save he did. But that goal kind of signal that there is a new order in the Final and it was now Barca turns to take the holy grail of European football back to Catalonia.

The only thing for me that would make a perfect match is for MESSI to score a goal. Any kind of goal would do as I did not want to be too greedy on this. But in the end, if there was a goal to come from him, it was definitely going to be something special. Just look at how graceful he was in the air. Every time when I see the replay in slow motion, I feel I’m being electrified all over my body. It was such a beautiful thing to see.

I couldn’t care less if FIFA had other ideas about who the World Player of the Year should be. As far I’m concerned last year, MESSI did outplayed RONALDO and he won the individual battle. This time he outplayed him again and won the individual war. Period.

Oh yes! One more thing.

HEY! LEO! LET GO!!!!
HEY! LEO! LET GO!!!!
HEY! LEO! LET GO!!!!
HEY! LEO! LET GO!!!!

Blitzkrieg Barca – The Mundo’s

Anonymous said...

what a fantastic season for Leo,scroing 3 times against Real,scoring in the Spanish cup final and now in the CL final.I have no doubt in my mind that he will win the Ballon Dór.What is left for him is to focus on winning the World Cup next year!!!

LaTiNo said...

Go Messi! Go Barcelona!

Now let's hope that Barcelona doesn't survive the group stage NEXT year, just like Inter, Atletico, Real and Liverpool. Our players need to rest for the W.C. :)

ps. it is 'rise' to the occassion, not 'raise' :)

VJ Rabid said...

That Messi goal/Xavi assist was poetry in motion.

I'm also glad that the Evil Empire of futbol, Manchester United, has gone down.

messidona19 said...

I think the football and ballon dór awards would be 1- Messi, 2-Xavi 3-Iniesta 4-Cristiano Ronaldo 5- Gerrard/Puyol

p.s: Crespo is 99% going to join Genoa.

p2bn said...

Yes Messi proved it to the world.

Anyways guys I got this news about Argentina playing against Russia on August 12.

http://goal.com/en/news/553/russia/2009/05/29/1292569/russian-news-update-messi-to-face-hiddink-arshavin-in-moscow

If true, its going to be one helluva game. Guss Vs Diego.

Vamos Argentina
Vamos Messi

andaman said...

What a magical evening for beautiful football and Messi fans. Lionel scored his first goal against an English club and it was against Manchester United the EPL champions in a final of European football grandest stage. And of all his beautiful goals that we've seen. It was a HEADER. What irony. The shortest guy on the pitch jumped so high and so beautiful. Puyol, Van de Ser, Rio and US fans watched in (delight and)disbelief. Oh, C.Ronaldo who???

Vamos Messi. You are the best.

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