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.


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 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.

Featured Image Credit: TyC Sports


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