Lionel Messi’s Best Pre-Season Performance With Barcelona
This is no doubt the best pre-season tour for Lionel Messi during his career with Barcelona. The Argentinian striker has collected total 5 goals so far, ended the friendly match tour with the last goal against Dinamo Bucharest, last Saturday.
Messi’s impressive performance has shown early in the friendly match tour. He did miss the friendly against Hamburg due to small injury, however, he played for 90 minutes in the next match against Raja Casablanca. On the game, Barcelona won 8-0 , while Messi scored a hat-trick.
The next match against Paris Saint-Germain and Dinamo Bucharest, Messi also scored one goal each.
The only time he missed scoring was against Manchester United, where Barcelona finally won through a penalty shootout. But he still managed to show a persistent fight during the match.
Overall, based on his performance in all pre-season matches, it seems that he has no problem at all dealing with the new coach , Tito Vilanova, and that he will keep on shining on the pitch.