Blast from the past: When Messi emulated Maradona to score for Barcelona in Copa del Rey

It was Messi’s third season playing for Barça’s first team and this goal drew further comparisons with Diego Armando Maradona.

Lionel Messi of Barcelona runs through Getafe players to score in the Copa del Rey at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

Lionel Messi of Barcelona runs through Getafe players to score in the Copa del Rey at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

It was Messi’s third season playing for Barça’s first team and this goal drew further comparisons with Diego Armando Maradona.

On 18 April 2007, 19-year-old Lionel Messi scored an incredible goal as FC Barcelona beat Getafe 5-2 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-finals. It was Messi’s third season playing for Barça’s first team and this goal drew further comparisons with Diego Armando Maradona.

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