Lionel Messi Free Kick Goal vs Athletic Bilbao with english commentary (11.1.2017) HD Three straight free-kicks for Messi! ionel Messi has reached an extraordinary individual feat, scoring his third freekick in as many matches during Barcelona’s 3-1 Copa Del Rey win over Athletic Club on Wednesday.
The mesmeric Argentine expertly launched a freekick up and over the wall before the ball dipped at the right-hand foot of the post to hand the hosts the aggregate lead in the 78th minute.
The goal not only sealed qualification into the quarter-finals, but saw Messi net three consecutive set piece goals in three matches.
In the first instance, the 29-year-old’s freekick helped Barcelona salvage a crucial away goal during the first-leg of their Copa Del Rey tie.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner then followed up his midweek efforts when his freekick helped seal a draw against Villarreal late on.
Lionel Messi can’t stop scoring free kick goals.
Late in the second half against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, the FC Barcelona superstar curled in a low direct kick that totally wrong-footed the Bilbao keeper, giving him his third free kick goal in three games.
The goal, which nearly grazed Gerard Pique’s ducking head before finding the back of the net off the right post, gave Barca a 3-1 lead and put his team ahead 4-3 on aggregate in the Copa Del Rey Round of 16 match-up.
In total, Messi netted his 32nd freekick of his career, four of which have been against Athletic custodian Gorka Iraizoz.
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