Barcelona vs Special Market by Jamesington

Lionel Messi scores goals.


Lots of them.


The Argentinian is in the form of his life (in 2012 he broke Gerd Muller's record for most goals scored in a calender year) and there is no reason for that to change anytime soon, he is the top scorer in La Liga and is only one away from the top of the charts in the Champions League.


Currently Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite in the market - this is presumably because Real are drawn against Galatasaray, whereas Barca have a (supposedly) more difficult tie against Paris St. Germain in the quarter finals - the fact he is one goal ahead of Messi can not be the sole reason for him being favourite as Gala's own striker Burak Yilmaz is tied with Ronaldo, yet is available at 9/1.


Messi and Barcelona are likely to have at least four more games in the competition (as are Ronaldo and Real Madrid) and it should not be ignored that the little master always seems to perform on the big stage - getting goals when his side most needs them [having been two goals down to Milan in the last round, Messi scored two in a 4-0 win at Camp Nou].


Throw in the fact that Messi has won this award for the past four years (five years ago it was Ronaldo) and 2.375 begins to seem a massive price.


Frankly, I'd probably back Messi at 2.375 to do anything.


9 points - Messi top scorer in this season's Champions
Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Lionel Messi - Top Scorer Bet365 2.38 9
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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Comments (10)
Messi sux, dude
04/18/2013 - 04:16
Really? Does he? The player who has scored more goals in one year than any other professional ever?
04/23/2013 - 15:04
1. Cristiano Ronaldo 11 Real Madrid
2. Burak Yilmaz 8 Galatasaray
2. Lionel Messi 8 FC Barcelona
4. Thomas Müller 7 Bayern Munich
5. Robert Lewandowski 6 Borussia Dortmund
at 24/4/2013.

you shall see.......
04/24/2013 - 08:22
1 Cristiano Ronaldo 12 Real Madrid
2 Robert Lewandowski 10 Borussia Dortmund
3 Burak Yilmaz 8 Galatasaray
3 Lionel Messi 8 FC Barcelona

you see Messi even scores against Bayern? you can go play fifa
04/25/2013 - 17:19
Emy, Emy, you a bad girl.
04/25/2013 - 19:08
Well said Emy :))
04/27/2013 - 13:32
Are you blind? Posted: 30 Mar 11:18 2013 GMT+2
He posted the pick before the 1/4-finals.
Before Messi got injured against PSG.
04/27/2013 - 15:19
So, third top scorer in the Champions League.... Messi 'sux' Emy?
04/28/2013 - 12:04
We should leave these "Messi sux, dude" comments to their own shadows. I've never understood that if Messi does not score in one or two matches, every critics raise up their head and says something like that cause they have nothing else to say. They wants Messi to fail, that gives them some weird extra pleasure, i don't know why. There's nobody who could say that he is a bad player for real, stats tells the truth and i don't see the the 3th place in Champions league is bad at all. Maybe someone does but maybe they know better, lol.
04/29/2013 - 00:12
"you see Messi even scores against Bayern?"
04/25/2013 - 15:19
05/01/2013 - 23:34
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