Video: He was offside, but check out Leo Messi’s incredible backheeled finish last night 5 years ago

Video: He was offside, but check out Leo Messi’s incredible backheeled finish last night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqKEvGQL1Mg

The offside call was correct, but Leo Messi’s immaculate touch to lob the Milan goalkeeper last night was simply stunning.

The Argentinian’s drought – four games without a goal, lucky not to be sold – was ended in style last night with a two goal salvo against the Italian side, but this finish was the best of the lot.

Taking a slick pass at pace, his deft back heel lobbed the hapless Christian Abbiati and found its way into the net. Fortunately for Meelan, the defence had pushed up when the pass was made, but even still, a stunning piece of skill from the pint-sized magician.

He hasn't gone away you know.

Hat-tip 101greatgoals.