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Leo Messi's 28 Best Goals Ever

In honor of the magical little Argentine's 28th birthday, here are 28 of his greatest goals ever.

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1. 2015 UCL Semi-Finals (Vs. Bayern Munich).

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Not only did Messi break Jerome Boateng's ankles and embarrass Manuel Neuer, he proved that he could beat the same men who handed him his only loss in the 2014 World Cup.

2. Vs. Athletic Bilbao (2013)

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As Ray Hudson puts it: "THIS MAN IS ABSOLUTELY MAINLINE TO PURE FOOTBALLING MAGIC, THAT BELONGS IN A DIFFERENT GALAXY ALTOGETHER THAN WE ARE LIVING IN."

3. Vs. Zaragoza (2010).

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"He leads 1, leads 2, takes on 3, takes on 4, beats the goalkeeper! ....YOU'RE JUST LOST FOR WORDS!!!"

I mean, the dude didn't even dive while getting man handled by a ZAR defender.

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4. 2015 Copa Del Rey Final (Vs Athletic Bilbao).

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Three defenders? No biggie.

5. Vs. Getafe (2007).

Messi's most famous goal? 8 years ago today. 19 years old.

That time Messi reawakened the soul of Maradona.

6. 2009 Champions League Final (Vs. Manchester United).

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All 5 foot, 7 inches of Messi scored a header to seal a win over Manchester United.

Look at the sheer fear in the eyes of the Manchester United goalkeeper.

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7. 2014 World Cup (Vs. Iran).

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Nothing like a goal in stoppage time to ensure your country a spot in the round of 16.

8. Hat Trick vs. Real Madrid (2007)

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In Messi's first ever Clasico at the Camp Nou, he scored a hat trick. Goal #3 game in the 90th minute.

9. First official goal for FC Barcelona. (May 1, 2005)

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Came on as a sub, scored off a Ronaldinho assist, became a legend in the making.

10. The crucial comeback against AC Milan - Part 1. (2013 UCL)

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The first of 4 goals Barca would score to beat AC Milan on aggregates.

11. The crucial comeback against AC Milan - Part 2. (2013 UCL)

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David Villa and Jordi Alba piled on 2 more to lead a Barca victory over AC Milan in the 2013 Champions League.

12. 2011 Champions League (Vs. Arsenal).

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Messi to Messi. Boom.

13. First World Cup Goal for Argentina (2006 vs Serbia & Montenegro).

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Entered game in 75th minute. Assisted a goal in the 78th minute. Scored a goal in the 88th minute.

14. Breaks all-time La Liga goal record (November 22, 2014).

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Scores his 252nd La Liga goal to become the all-time leading goal scorer... at 27 FREAKING YEARS OLD.

15. Vs. Deportivo (2012)

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Unreal spin move, unreal strike.

16. Vs. Getafe (2013)

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Fake out one defender, nutmeg the second, cut past the third, beat out the goalkeeper. Cake.

17. 2011 Super Copa vs. Real Madrid.

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“A GOAL THAT WOULD WAKE UP A CATATONIC”

18. Hat trick vs Brazil (2012).

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Hat trick vs. your country's biggest rivals? Check.

The third goal is the real stunner here.

19. Header vs Osasuna (2012).

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There's just something truly amazing about a little man like Messi flying out of nowhere and scoring a header.

20. 2007 Copa America Semi-Finals (Vs Mexico).

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Messi's first ever Copa America tournament.

21. 400th goal for club & country (September 27, 2014).

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Scores 400 goals a few months after turning 27-years-old.

22. That time he scored 5 goals vs. Bayer Leverkusen (2012 UCL).

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Five. Goals. In. A. Single. Match.

23. 2011 UCL Semi-Finals (Vs. Real Madrid)

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You gotta be just a weeeee bit faster next time, Cristiano.

24. Vs. Cordoba (2014)

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That time Messi went full ninja during a football match. Watch the full vid here.

25. Vs. Real Sociedad (2010)

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When even 5 defenders can't stop you. Full vid here.

26. Vs. Atletico Madrid (2011)

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Fake out the defenders, embarrass them, score. Rinse, repeat.

27. 2014 World Cup (Vs. Bosnia)

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His first goal of the 2014 World Cup, and only his second World Cup goal ever. A look of pure relief and passion on his face. Nothing like it.

I mean, seriously, look at his reaction to scoring this.

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28. 2011 Champions League Final (Vs. Manchester United).

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Leo sealed a 3-1 victory to win his third UCL title with FC Barcelona.

Speaking of great Messi reactions.

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On behalf of futbol fans everywhere, thank you for existing.

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