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VIDEO: Messi scores incredible free kick but Barca lose ground

Villarreal CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga

VILLARREAL, SPAIN - JANUARY 08: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona scores his team’s first goal during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio de la Ceramica stadium on January 8, 2017 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Lionel Messi’s magic rescued Barcelona a point at Villarreal on Sunday.

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Trailing the Yellow Submarine 1-0 in the dying moments of their return to La Liga action, Barcelona’s main man stepped up to the newly named Estadia de la Ceramica and sent an absolutely unstoppable free kick into the top corner which knicked off the woodwork and in.


It was yet another sublime free kick from Messi’s wand of a left foot but despite the 29-year-old’s latest heroics Barca continued to lose ground on Real Madrid who is now 39 games unbeaten under Zinedine Zidane and is one match away from setting an all-time record for games unbeaten by a Spanish team.

Messi did this with just under a minute left to play at Villarreal to secure a 1-1 draw for Luis Enrique’s squad.