The forward scored twice in the final of the Fifa Club World Cup, but it was his opener - after some wonderful play from Xavi - which won the final poll of the year
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||DAVID DI MICHELE
Not only did Lionel Messi help guide Barcelona to victory in this month's Fifa Club World Cup, but the Argentine's opener in the 4-0 final has seen him crowned the winner of the Goal Show's Goal of the Week.
The strike followed some sublime build-up play from Xavi, who caught the ball on his heel before threading a pass through to Messi to lift over Santos keeper Rafael with a deft finish.
Stay tuned to Goal.com in the new year for your chance to vote in the next Goal of the Week competition, and for more information on the forthcoming episode of the Goal Show, televised in the UK on ESPN.