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Messi Extends Free-Kick Record Over Ronaldo

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi Extends Free-Kick Record Over Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

By David Kappel - Mar 05, 2018 09:00 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has scored a free-kick in three successive LaLiga games for the first time in his career, and also extended his own record over Cristiano Ronaldo along the way.

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The Argentine scored his side's only goal in the Blaugrana's 1-0 win over second-placed Atletico Madrid on the weekend.

Messi beat Atleti shot-stopper Jan Oblak with another superb set-piece goal, and it was, overall, Messi's 24th free-kick goal in LaLiga, as MessiStats_ pointed out.

The 30-year-old has now scored a direct free-kick in three consecutive LaLiga games after netting against Girona, Las Palmas and now Atletico.

Sunday's strike was Messi's sixth free-kick goal from 63 attempts this season, according to Marca. This means that he has an impressive conversion rate of 9.5%.

After overtaking longstanding rival Ronaldo in January, Messi has now scored 24 free-kicks in LaLiga – four more than any other player in the Spanish top flight since the data was first recorded in 1993/94.

Read: 10 Big Names Who Said Messi Is The Best In History

Overall, Messi has now scored 24 goals in 27 LaLiga games this season, and 32 in 41 games across all competitions.

Why do you think Messi is scoring so many free-kicks all of a sudden? Have your say in the comments section below.


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