Best moments of Messi as Barca's number 10Last updated on Jul 24, 2018, 05:08 pm
Lionel Messi is one of the greatest of all time.
On July 24, 2018, Leo Messi donned the iconic number 10 jersey, for the first time, for Barcelona.
The Argentine has won a host of individual trophies, besides guiding Barca to a number of honors in Spain as well as Europe.
Here we look at the best moments of Messi as Barca's number 10.
When Messi scored his first goal as number 10
G⚽️AL MORNING!!!— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 24, 2018
😍 Leo Messi have being wearing the 10 for 10 years now!
👏 This was his first goal with this number!👏 pic.twitter.com/BSqKqkTf20
Messi a Champions League hero as number 10
In 2008-09 UEFA Champions League final, Messi scored Barca's 2nd goal against Manchester United with a stunning header from a cross by Xavi Hernandez.
In 2010-11, the two sides faced each other, once again, in the Champions League final and Messi scored with a 20-yard strike, as Barca won 3-1.
In 2014-15 season, Messi helped Barca win another UCL title.
Incredible record as Barca's number 10
2009 was a defining year for Messi
In 2009, Barca raced to La Liga title as well as enjoyed a record 6-2 win against Real Madrid in El Clasico.
Messi was vital in that match as he scored a brace.
In that year he also scored a decisive injury-time winner in their Club World Cup victory.
Messi helped Barca win six trophies in that particular calendar year.
Best number 10
2015 saw Messi break a host of records
In 2015, Messi saw his name in every record possible in Spain.
He became the highest goal-scorer ever in La Liga that year, after breaking Telmo Zarra's record which had remained intact since 1955.
In a 5-0 win against Levante, he accounted his 106th assist, which became the highest ever.
That year he guided Barca to another treble including the Champions League.
The best celebrations of Messi as number 10
In 2017, Messi was at his best against Paris Saint-Germain as they won 6-1 in the 2nd leg of the quarter-final after losing 4-0 earlier.
The way he celebrated with the fans at Camp Nou was 'typical' Leo.
He scored from the last kick in El Clasico, which saw Barca win.
Messi took off his iconic number 10 shirt to celebrate at the Bernabeu.