Scoring a Panenka penalty was just one of the few things left forLionel Messito achieve on the pitch.
The spot-kick against Getafe added to his already impressive repertoire of goals of all shapes and sizes.
The Barça star has bagged every kind of goal imaginable: with both feet, with his head, from diving headers, both long and short-range efforts, on the rebound, with deflections and even with his chest. However, from now on, he can add a Panenka to his repertoire.
Messi’s football has always left us wondering what on earth would be next, what else he could possibly do. Some 402 goals and tens of trophies later, it is getting harder for him to continue surprising us, but the Barça man still has some ground to break.
For example, he has yet to score from an overhead kick. When he does (he has time, he is only 27 years old), he’ll join other greats like Hugo Sánchez, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo.
He has not scored a goal from the halfway line either. He loves lobbing keepers, but he’s never pulled one off from that far out.
Johan Cruyff scored a back-heel flick that went down in Barcelona folklore. It was against Atlético de Madrid during the 1973/74 league campaign. Messi’s repertoire is also missing a goal directly from a corner kick.