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MUST-WATCH: Lionel Messi ties La Liga goals record with fitting free kick


Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Sevilla FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Lionel Messi is making history with the on-field style you’ve come to expect from the all-time legend.

The Barcelona striker entered Saturday’s match against Sevilla one goal shy of the La Liga record for all-time goals. He equaled Telmo Zarra’s record of 251 goals in Spain’s top-flight, set for Athletic Bilbao between 1940-55, with a stunning, curling free kick that sent Sevilla keeper Beto stumbling helplessly into the side netting.

Messi needed four less years but 12 more games to break the almost 60-year-old record.

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And there’s still time Saturday to make the record his own, as the game is just at halftime.

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GRAFICO @MessiStats: Messi’s 251 goals - season by season

— Elmer Polanco (@PolancoESA) November 22, 2014

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