May 8, 2021

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FC Barcelona – La Liga: Messi closes on Maradona record

Lionel messifree kick against Valence Sunday was his 50th in a Barcelona jersey. He found the net against Jasper cillessen in the second half at Mestalla.

In doing so, he brought his free-kick total to 56, with club and country. It’s only three Diego MaradonaArgentine record of 59 career free kicks.

Messi has already passed Manuel Pelegrina45 years old and Daniel Passarella43 in terms of compatriots’ free kick totals.

This weekend, Messi will face the same team he scored his first free kick against for Barcelona – Atletico Madrid.

The 32-year-old converted for the first time after a deal ball on October 4, 2008 in BarcelonaLos Rojiblancos 6-1 win