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Lionel Messi scored the 50th free-kick of his career this week and one YouTuber has decided to put all of them in one video.
The Argentine sensation reached the half century after bending in a 35-yard strike against Real Valladolid in a 5-1 victory on Tuesday evening.
Messi has scored 44 of his free-kicks for Barce while six of the have come for the Argentina national side.
Check out the video below.
The 32-year-old has scored a variety of different free-kicks throughout the years but most of them have involved crazy technique from one of the best players in the world.
Since the start of the 16/17 season, the Barca captain has scored 16 times directly from free-kicks which is the most in Europe's top five leagues.
:five::zero: free-kick goals for the magician :goat:
Is Messi the best set-piece taker in the game?pic.twitter.com/HSskhkhDI7
- Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) October 30, 2019
By comparison, that is is ten more than players such as Paulo Dybala and Alexander Kolarov in second place who have found the net six times.
It's arguable that the diminutive Argentine would prefer a free-kick over a penalty given his pinpoint accuracy over the last few years.
He has also individually scored more free-kicks than powerhouses such as Juventus and PSG in the last five years.
The free-kick last night was just another example of how talented Messi is.
He's endured a rather slow start to this season due to injury but it seems he is back to his best following last nights masterclass.
:video_camera: ' Ernesto Valverde on Lionel Messi after yesterday's #BarçaValladolid match.
- Barça Times Media (@BT_Tape) October 30, 2019
Before netting his free-kick, he set up Arturo Vidal with a beautiful lifted ball that took out five Valladolid players into the Chilean's path who smashed home emphatically.
Barca went on seal an emphatic 5-1 victory which saw Messi score another goal as well as assist Luis Suarez for the La Liga leader's fifth goal.
Barca have regained their place at the top of La Liga and are currently two points ahead of surprise package Granada.
If Messi stays in this kind of mesmeric form for the rest of the season, then the rest of world football should be very afraid.