Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores 55 goals in 2011 calendar year

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0 LIKES UnLike completes another prolific year in front of goal by scoring 55 goals. The ‘Flea’ was in devastating form, scoring in every competition he played in.
The year 2011 saw Lionel Messi take on the world yet again as he guided to a trophy galore. There was no competition that resisted Messi’s magic, as he won La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup and ended with FIFA
Club World Cup.
Such was the form of Messi in 2011 that he managed to score in all competitions he took part in. His brand of attacking football reached new heights as his two goals in Club World Cup final equalled teammate Rodriguez’s feats of 2009 - scoring in all
six competitions.
The Copa del Rey was the only trophy in the successful year that the pint-sized attacker did not lift, losing out to Real Madrid in the final held at Mestalla Stadium.
The Argentine’s scoring prowess increased in the calendar year, as he accumulated 55 goals - the final two coming in the recently concluded CWC.
Messi scored 31 goals in La Liga, 12 in UEFA Champions League, 6 in Copa del Rey, 3 in Spanish Super Cup and one in European Super Cup, to go along with his 2 in FIFA Club World Cup. His gaols have come at the right time, leading La Blaugrana to team titles.
Messi’s goal scoring adventures have been phenomenal for Barcelona that saw him surpass the 200-goal margin for the Catalan club. With his recent heroics in Club World Cup, the prodigal Argentine lifted his 18th title with the club.
Only Samuel Eto'o can boast of better goal scoring records, a feat he achieved a year ago. The Cameroonian scored in all seven competitions in 2010, getting on the score-sheet in African Nations Cup and FIFA 2010 World Cup, too.
However, in contrast to his former teammate, Messi has showed an uncanny ability to score in competition finals. He was on target against Estudiantes in 2010 and in his return to Yokohama, he added two more.
The Copa Del Rey final against Athletic saw him add to his bludgeoning reputation. He was also on target in Barcelona’s two Champions League finals against Manchester United and the European Super Cup against Porto.



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