Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Liverpool, Reuters
CAIRO – 9 August 2019: UEFA announced on Friday that Lionel Messi’s free kick against Liverpool at the UEFA Champions League semi-finals won the Goal of the season.
Messi won the award for the fourth time as he won the award in 2007, 2015 and 2016.
The last season’s UEFA Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Liverpool entered the football history after the two magic nights in Barcelona and Liverpool.
The first leg in Barcelona ended with a 3-0 win for the hosts and they travelled to Liverpool to play the second leg with much confidence to reach the final but Liverpool had a different opinion.
Liverpool, who entered the game missing three starting players, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita, for injury, surprised Barcelona to win the game 4-0 after heroic performance from Liverpool players who created a historic night at Anfield.
Despite Barcelona’s loss which destroyed the team’s season, Lionel Messi’s free kick will remain one of the magic moments from the Barca’s magician.