Lionel Messi scores two freekicks in a span of three minutes to surprise Celta Vigo as Barcelona triumph by 4-1 in La Liga clash last night.
Lionel Messi never fails to surprise the world even after 15 years of his career at the top level. Last night, the Argentine International once again pulled a great show against Celta Vigo and led his side to a 4-1 victory to be at the top of the table.
With his hattrick last night Messi has taken his goal scoring tally to 9 goals and 5 assists in the 11 games he has played across all competitions in this season.
Surprisingly, all the goals scored by Messi last night came from spot-kicks and none of them was from the open play. He scored the first goal of the game in the 23rd minute to make Barcelona score the opener.
Later, Barcelona conceded after a splendid free-kick by Lucas Olaza to level the terms, but Celta’s happiness didn’t last as Lionel Messi scored a freekick in the 45+1′ minute of the game to gain a lead.
In the second half, Messi did not waste any time to seal the victory and in the 48th minute of the game, even less than 3 minutes game-time on the pitch, Messi scored another goal through free-kick to make Barcelona bag three points.
Watch the goals
this messi freekick is chilled
the freekick made ronaldo fans to turn archaeologists😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HGLVE9FwTb
— uzzo (@thecypherkid) November 9, 2019
With this, scored four of his last seven free-kicks. He’s now scored 22 free-kicks in the last five seasons, seven more than any other football club. If this does not amazes you Messi sis just one freekick goal behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
Thus, it would not wrong to say that Messi is the currently best free-kick taker in the world. Sergio Busquets scored the last goal of the game to comfortably bag the three points.