Footage of Messi's first ever Barcelona goal uncovered

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Given the sheer amount of goals Lionel Messi has scored during his Barcelona career, you’d be forgiven for not remembering his first ever effort for the club, but fear not: new footage has emerged that shows the Argentine star’s milestone strike in all its glory.

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There has long been confusion as to when Messi scored his inaugural goal for the Blaugrana, with some suggesting that it came against Albacete on May 1 2005.

Official Barcelona records state, though, that the diminutive forward actually scored even earlier than that- in an unofficial club friendly against Palamos during pre-season.

Footage uncovered shows the then 17-year-old characteristically cutting inside from the right-wing, beating a few defenders, before sliding an effort past the keeper from the edge of the box.

A lot has changed since then, although the 29-year-old’s ability to dazzle remains as strong as ever.

Now perched on a monumental 500 goals for Barca after scoring in the club’s 2-1 away win at Sevilla last weekend, Messi will now be able to look back on a historic moment that he opened his account for the Camp Nou outfit.

A proud moment for player and club alike.

 

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