SI Staff
Thursday May 7th, 2015

A day after, it's still easy to marvel at what Lionel Messi accomplished in a short time against Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich. 

Planet Futbol
Barcelona takes commanding lead over Bayern in Champions League

Where does Messi's goal stand among his all-time moments? Can Messi wrap up a fifth Ballon d'Or as soon as the June 6 Champions League final?

SI's Avi Creditor and Grant Wahl welcome longtime SI contributor Ben Lyttleton back to the podcast to talk about Messi's greatness, Bayern Munich's second-leg chances and who the winner of that series will face in the final: Real Madrid or Juventus.

Along with that, we delve into the U.S. U-20 World Cup team and the one player who may still join the roster: Gedion Zelalem. 

U.S. manager Tab Ramos announced his team Wednesday, but he is waiting until next week's deadline to see if FIFA will clear Zelalem to play for the USA. If it does, he'll be the 21st player on Ramos's squad that's heading to New Zealand. What would that mean for the USA, and what does Zelalem's first-team future look like at Arsenal?

Finally, we wrap up by looking at the first MLS match between the New York Red Bulls and NYCFC, with Grant and SI's Brian Straus taking a crack at bestowing a name upon this budding rivalry.

Listen to the latest edition of the Planet Fútbol Podcast below:

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