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New Footage Of Lionel Messi’s Incredible Reaction To Real Sociedad Defending His Free-Kick

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New Footage Of Lionel Messi’s Incredible Reaction To Real Sociedad Defending His Free-Kick

Lionel Messi was left utterly perplexed when he realised the strategic defending plan Real Sociedad had put in place to stop him from scoring a free-kick.

The 32-year-old Argentine forward has become arguably the best free-kick taker in the world and has pulled off many magical moments from the set piece.

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But even Messi faced an uphill task when Barcelona clashed with Sociedad last Saturday at the Camp Nou.

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The Barcelona captain stood over the ball in the second half when the scores were 0-0, only for Sociedad to put their brilliant defending tactic into practice.

Imanol Alguacil's side had a three-man wall in place alongside seven players in the box, including two of them stationed on the line Alex Remiro.

And Messi shifted from his cool, collective self to a bemused face when he realised the tricky task he had on his hand.

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The six-time Ballon d'Or winner cleared the wall with his free-kick attempt, only for the ball to be headed out.

Messi would later seal a 1-0 victory for his side when he fired home from the spot-kick deep into the second half.

Messi has remained in strong form for his club this season and scored 24 times across all competitions.

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Quique Setien's side moved top of La Liga and are two points clear of fierce rivals Real Madrid, who suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Real Betis on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Eleven Sports

Topics: Football News, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Real Sociedad, La Liga, Barca, Camp Nou

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