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The World of Messi
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The World of Messi
Dan Gartland
Monday May 23rd, 2016

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Though he didn’t amass the staggering goal total he did last season, Lionel Messi was still as magical as ever in 2015–16. He scored 41 goals in all competitions for his club and had another four in international play with Argentina. 

This summer, Messi will lead Argentina in the Copa America Centenario, set to be hosted in the United States. Ahead of the competition, Messi penned a first–person essay, as told to Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, in this week's issue of SI. 

You can watch them all here, but we’ve decided to highlight 15 of his most impressive. Check them out below. 

Lionel Messi, in his own words


15. Chip vs. Arsenal

14. Header vs. Gijon

13. Free kick magic vs. Espanyol

12. Creating space vs. Atletico

11. Swipe and score vs. Valencia

10. Curling free kick vs. Celta Vigo

9. Great run vs. Levante

8. Strength on the ball vs. Valencia

7. Showing his speed vs. Eibar

6. Chip vs. Roma

5. Volley off the chest vs. Bilbao

4. Acrobatics in tight spaces vs. Rayo Vallecano

3. Breaking the keeper’s ankles vs. Bayer Leverkusen

2. Volley vs. Mexico

1. Leaping volley vs. Malaga

Read all about Lionel Messi, in his own words, in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated

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