Condition: 9/10 Superb. Wash / care labels have been removed from inside the lower part of the garment
Size: Adult's Small
Chest Measurement: 36-38 Inches / 92-97 CM
Colour: Red & yellow stripes
Player: Lionel Messi
Patches: La Liga
Official Nike Barcelona away football shirt from the 2013/14 season. Complete with Messi #10 on the back of the shirt in original lettering, and official La Liga patch on the sleeve.
Condition of this original football jersey is 9/10 - Superb. Wash / care labels have been removed from inside the lower part of the garment (see photos).
Barcelona had virtually secured their La Liga title by the start of 2013, eventually equalling Real Madrid's 100-point record of the previous season. However, their performances deteriorated in the second half of the 2012–13 campaign, concurrently with Vilanova's absence due to ill health.
After losing successive clásicos, including the Copa del Rey semi-finals, they were nearly eliminated in the first knockout round of the Champions League by A.C. Milan, but a revival of form in the second leg led to a 4–0 comeback, with two goals and an assist from Messi. Now in his ninth senior season with Barcelona, Messi signed a new contract on 7 February, committing himself to the club through 2018, while his fixed wage rose to €13 million.
He wore the captain's armband for the first time a month later, on 17 March, in a league match against Rayo Vallecano; by then, he had become the team's tactical focal point to a degree that was arguably rivalled only by former Barcelona legends Josep Samitier, László Kubala, and Johan Cruyff. Since his evolution into a false nine three years earlier, his input into the team's attack had increased exponentially; from 24 percent in their treble-winning campaign, his goal contribution rose to more than 40 percent that season.
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