Now, we’re used to seeing Messi score from free kicks, but not usually from that angle. Athletic Bilbao keeper Gorka Iraizoz definitely looks to have gotten something on the ball, but whatever it was wasn’t nearly enough. (Note: Messi already got Gorka’s number with this beauty earlier in the Copa del Rey, so maybe it’s just hopeless for Gorka.)
That peculiar goal pushed Messi past Ronald Koeman for the record of goals scored via free kick. The Argentine now boasts 27 free-kick goals as a Blaugrana, a tally he’ll likely just add to.
At this point, we’re better off counting the records Messi doesn’t have with Barcelona than listing the ones he does. It’d save a lot of time.