Messi’s free-kick double against Espanyol has got people talking
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi scored a couple of stunning free-kicks against arch-rivals Espanyol and people can’t stop praising him.
It has not really come as a surprise to anyone because Messi does supernatural stuff every now and then, but this coming after he was ranked 5th for the Balon d’Or has made it more talk-worthy.
Messi, who ended up top three for the Ballon d’Or award and won it 5 times over the past decade, was ranked 5th this time and people are still finding it hard to understand.
It is understandable because Messi had scored 40 odd goals last season, had more than half a dozen assists and won a domestic double, which still was not enough.
Anyway, back to the Argentine’s latest piece of masterclass.
Let’s have a look at his first free-kick first. Sublime:
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Lionel Messi's free kick gets better with every watch – so here it is from all available angles 🤩
— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) December 8, 2018
And here is the second one:
Messi’s second free kick of the night pic.twitter.com/uknPabgfT9
— FBL (@FOOTBVLRLIFE) December 9, 2018
It surely is not normal for anyone to have such accuracy when it comes to free-kicks, and scoring two free-kicks in a single match is not what we normally see.
That is also true that Lionel Messi is not a normal footballer either, he is outrageously good and he shows it why.
Here’s how Messi’s free-kick looks from the stands:
Messi's free-kick goal against Espanyol from the stands. Genius.pic.twitter.com/cr2WHyt8Rr
— BU Videos (@BuVideos) December 10, 2018
So much so that when Messi plays, he becomes the talk of the town.
Do people actually believe Messi is not the best player in the world?
So you’re telling me Messi is the best dribbler in the world, best playmaker in the world, the best free kick taker, and the best goal scorer (all things listed proven in just 45 minutes by the way), yet people genuinely don’t rank him as the best in the world?
— J. (@Messilizer) December 8, 2018
‘Simply the best in the world’
2 FREE KICK GOALS IN THE SAME GAME
Liomel messi,Simply the best in the world https://t.co/Sln7gHDGzf
— Roshan (@fcbRoshan) December 8, 2018
Name another footballer who is good absolutely everywhere on the pitch, I will wait
Lionel Messi is leading the league in goals, assists, chances created, key passes and dribbles.
Literal domination. It’s quite clearly his league. pic.twitter.com/grb7mS64EM
— totalBarça (@totalBarca) December 10, 2018
Feelings are mutual, Delle Ali.
— FC Barcelona Fl 🏆 (@FCBarcelonaFl) December 10, 2018
All he ever cares about is playing football
Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo and even some irrelevant Gatti all talking about Messi to stay relevant while Messi doesn't even give a damn other players and sees himself as another player outside there.
If this doesn't let you realise how Great he is, I'm sorry for you. 😌 pic.twitter.com/H1xHez98jg
— Oluwaseyi ✋ (@xOluwaseyi) December 10, 2018
MESSI IS BETTER THAN MOST EUROPEAN CLUBS
🎯 Free-kicks scored in the last 4 years:
👤 Lionel Messi
👥 Real Madrid, Lyon, Roma
👥 PSG, Sampdoria, Monaco
👥 Chelsea, Liverpool, AC Milan
🤷♂️ In a league of his own. pic.twitter.com/EVxkf7nLoz
— SPORF (@Sporf) December 9, 2018
And his reaction to scoring more free-kicks than most European clubs? ‘I am happy’
🎙 [Movistar+] | Messi: “I just noticed that I scored more free kicks than all the teams in Europe, I am happy for that.” pic.twitter.com/1ujjagicsk
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) December 8, 2018
Barcelona are top of the league with a thin margin of 3 points in 15 games in Spanish league and will have to continue their good run to defend their title.
The responsibility is bigger on Messi in Spain and in Europe as he has to lead his team from the front as the captain.
Nonetheless, if Messi keeps performaning like this, Barcelona would not have to put much effort in winning the treble they aim.