Ten years ago today, after being purchased from Argentina for a whistled tune and a jaunty dance, Messi won his first appearance for Barca B. This is footage from that fabled game. As for the fun translation of the description, to the machine!
“On March 6, 2004, in a game against the Miniestadi Mataró, an Argentinian 16 year old made his debut with the Barcelona branch. Barça B won 1-0 and Messi, who played 90 minutes, left several details that, later, would be at the Camp Nou and in the best arenas worldwide.
Interestingly, Leo Messi had already debuted in a friendly match with the first team five months earlier. The November 16, 2003 the now ’10 ‘Barca had faced his first start against Porto FC Barcelona. Its official debut arrive on October 16, 2004, in the field of Espanyol.”