Lionel Messi: Every free-kick for Barcelona this season after he scores in 4-4 draw with Villarreal


Lionel Messi: Every free-kick for Barcelona this season after he scores in 4-4 draw with Villarreal

Lionel Messi scored yet another brilliant free-kick for Barcelona on Tuesday night to take his tally to six for the season.

The forward cannot stop scoring in LaLiga at the moment and has seven goals in his last four games.

Lionel Messi scored a free-kick against Villarreal

The 31-year-old also became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to score six or more direct free-kicks in every season since 2006/07.

Messi started on the bench for their league match at Villarreal and, despite going 2-0 up after 16 minutes, found themselves 4-2 down heading into injury time.

Luis Suarez scored their third to cut the deficit before the Argentina international stepped up with a pinpoint free-kick into the bottom corner to rescue a point for Barcelona.

It does not matter if the ball is on the edge of the 18-yard box or 30-yards out, Messi will find a way to score.

Lionel Messi has 42 goals in all competitions

The forward has scored 12 goals directly from free-kicks since January 2018, more than any other player or team in Europe’s top five leagues.

Enis Bardhi has scored four for Levante in that time while Lyon are the closest club to him with six.