Lionel Messi’s shock exit from Barcelona has stunned the footballing world, the forward’s move to Paris Saint-Germain bringing an end to one of the sport’s greatest ever eras.
Messi has cemented himself as one of football’s all-time greats since coming through the club’s fabled academy ranks, scoring a record-breaking 672 goals in all competitions and winning 10 league titles and four Champions League trophies amongst an extensive collection of honours.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been the shining light in some of club football’s best ever sides, with Messi at the forefront of the most successful period in Barcelona’s long and illustrious history.
Following Messi’s move to Paris, we’ve looked at the best players to have played alongside the Argentine at the Camp Nou.
Here is the best Barcelona XI of the Lionel Messi era.
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Author: Harry Diamond