WATCH: La Masia magic from Messi

first_imgBarcelona VIDEO: Barcelona mark Messi debut with footage of La Masia magic Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 23:22 10/16/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(12) lionel messi - cropped Getty Images Barcelona Lionel Messi Atlético Madrid v Barcelona Primera División Barcelona have honoured the 13th anniversary of Lionel Messi’s debut with some amazing archive footage of his La Masia days Barcelona marked the 13th anniversary of Lionel Messi’s first-team debut by posting footage on social media of some of his best skills for the academy.The Argentine appeared for the senior side for the first time on October 16, 2004 in a La Liga win over city rivals Espanyol.Messi 11/5 for hat-trick v Olympiakos Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. It was a largely unremarkable outing but it signalled the start of the career of arguably the greatest footballer in history, who has gone on to win 29 major trophies, five Ballons d’Or and become Barca, Argentina and La Liga’s record goalscorer.Of course, Messi had been making waves in La Masia for some time and senior players had reportedly long been calling on head coach Frank Rijkaard to give him a chance before he finally made his debut. Leo #Messi made his first team debut 13 years ago today!Let us recall some of his best moves from La @FCBmasia— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 16, 2017To mark his 13 years with the first team, Barca tweeted footage of Messi’s days with the youth teams, which includes interviews with the young man himself as well as a number of rather embarrassing moments for opposition defenders.last_img