Thursday August 27th, 2015

Lionel Messi second goal against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinal was voted the best goal of the European season by UEFA.com users. 

The goal received 199,190 votes to secure a 39% victory over nine other featured goals from the past year.

Messi found the net against Bayern Munich for the second time in three minutes as he put defender Jerome Boateng on the ground with an expert dribble and then got the ball past goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in spectacular fashion.

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With the goal, Messi surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo for the all-time lead in Champions League goals (77). 

Ronaldo's goal against Liverpool at Anfield in the group stage finished second in the voting with 24 percent of the vote. 

The top four finalists were goals scored in the UEFA Champions League. The UEFA Europa League had four goals featured in the final vote as well.

Watch Messi's winning goal below:

[youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hjDINElwVc]

- Christopher Chavez

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