Barcelona very nearly came a cropper in Villarreal last night before their main man once again hauled his team’s collective arses out of the fire in the 90th minute.
Trailing 1-0 for the majority of the second half, Barca were staring down the barrel of their second successive defeat when Lionel Messi popped up and stuck a free-kick into the tip-top corner from 20 yards out.
As you may have guessed, it was yet another footballing work of art…
only 8 days into 2017 and Messi scores his 2nd free kick goal!!! 👽 pic.twitter.com/475PZ1xvY8
— FBL ⚽️ (@FOOTBALRLIFE) January 8, 2017
So, 2017 is only nine days old and Messi has already scored two gorgeous free-kicks.
By way of contrast, Pies haven’t actually made if off the sofa so far this calendar year.