Can we just take a moment to appreciate Lionel Messi’s perfect free-kick for Argentina against USA back in 2016.
Messi converted arguably his greatest free-kick on the international stage, picking out the top corner with a gorgeous strike from distance.
He curled a ‘reverse’ hit into the top corner, showcasing his elite technique that had a fully-extended Brad Guzan scrambling in net.
Even the man himself knew he scored an outrageous goal, pulling a priceless expression as he wheeled away in celebration.
Messi’s best free-kick of all-time? We reckon so and so do his adoring fans.
This is easily the best Messi free kick of all time pic.twitter.com/BthHzj1chW
— Ayush ⚡ (@idoknowball) November 11, 2021
Messi’s celebration after scoring THAT free-kick pic.twitter.com/u5Oxrw0kjR
— 𝗠𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝘀 (@LionelGifs) November 11, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: “Yes it is, arguably one of the best in history. Reverse ball to the top corner from that distance and angle…perfect technique and execution”
A second tweeted: “The distance and the angle, undoubtedly the best 100%.”
A third added: “To score from that angle is something really impossible.”
A fourth commented: “You can’t hit a more accurate ball than that. He even couldn’t
The expression on his face after that FK: “Damn. I did that.”
— m🗽 (@melodymuses) November 12, 2021
Man how accurately he hit that fk absolutely sensational
— Ads (@priv__ads) November 11, 2021
The sensational goal also brought up a special landmark as Messi’s free-kick against USA saw him surpass Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina’s all-time leading goal-scorer.
What a strike to create history.
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