“2019 and 2021 Ballon d’Ors all over again” – Fans react as Lionel Messi’s goal for PSG against Benfica voted UCL Goal of the Tournament
Lionel Messi’s goal for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) against Benfica in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League was selected as the best goal of the tournament this season.
Messi scored a curler against Benfica in Portugal as the game between the two sides ended in a 1-1 stalemate. It was a great effort from the Argentine. However, the consensus notion from the fans is that there were better goals.
One fan expressed that opinion, writing on Twitter:
“it’s the 2019 and 2021 balon dor’s all over again.”
It was Messi’s last season in the Champions League as the Argentina captain will start a new chapter in his career next at the MLS club Inter Miami. PSG were eliminated from the round of 16 by Bayern Munich in 2022-23. However, Lionel Messi still managed to win the Goal of the Tournament award.
Fans were not in agreement with the decision and here are some more Twitter reactions to the same: