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WATCH: Lionel Messi casually scored another wonderful free kick

FC Barcelona v RC Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou on December 12, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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Lionel Messi has a knack for making free kicks look like foul shots.

The Argentine wizard buried this chance to give Barcelona an early lead on Saturday, curling the chance around the wall and in with a spin that would make Clayton Kershaw proud.

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It wasn’t all sunshine for Barca, though, as Deportivo picked up a point in a 2-2 draw. Now Atletico Madrid is even with the Blaugranas, and Real Madrid could pull to within a pair of points of the La Liga leaders with a win Sunday.

Still, a pretty classy, calm, ordinary finish -- relatively speaking -- for the best player in the world.

It took a bit of time but @TeamMessi breaks through for @FCBarcelona with a beauty. 1-0. #LaLiga https://t.co/vuKuG6oRQJ


— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) December 12, 2015

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