Leo Messi’s incredible free-kick record
Even by Leo Messi’s standards, the last week has been something quite incredible.
On Thursday evening, Leo Messi scored a free-kick against Athletic Bilbao.
On Sunday evening, Leo Messi bagged another free-kick to secure a point at Villarreal, in what had been a hugely frustrating match for Barcelona.
On Wednesday evening, Leo Messi guided Barcelona past Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey with another free-kick.
Three games. Three free-kicks.
Messi practiced in the warm up at Villarreal
A fascinating video has appeared from before the Villarreal game, which finished 1-1 and saw Gerard Pique rather angry.
Messi levelled things up in the final few seconds of the game with a picture perfect free-kick.
Incredibly, this was the first free-kick ever conceded by Yellow Submarine goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.
Perhaps he should have simply watched the warm-up?
Although even then Asenjo probably wouldn’t have saved it!
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 12, 2017