Even in defeat, Lionel Messi managed to astound.
During Barcelona's loss to Real Madrid in the second leg of the 2012 Supercopa, Messi scored a stunning goal off a free kick in the 45th minute.
Not only did the tally get Barcelona on the scoreboard just before halftime but it also broke a team record. With this superlative spot kick, Messi established himself as Barcelona's all-time top-scorer in Clasico matchups. It was Messi's 15th Clasico goal.
Real Madrid would go on to win the match, 2-1, and was ultimately awarded the first trophy of the season in a 4-4 aggregate victory by virtue of away goals.