The goal that started it all off in 2005 aged 17 alongside the legendary figures like Ronaldinho and Deco. This goal is not one of Messi’s best, but the symbolism is truly iconic.
In a passing of the torch moment, Ronaldinho scoops the ball through to a future star, who then volleyed the ball over the Albacete goalkeeper. And, the finish itself from Messi, showed the class and composure of an experienced veteran at just 17.
Funnily enough, Messi actually scored moments before this in pretty much the same style, but it was ruled offside.