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La Liga release video that proves Lionel Messi is the world's best free-kick taker

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Everything Lionel Messi touches turns to gold at the moment for Barcelona.

He produced another piece of magic over the weekend against Real Socieded, scoring a stunning free-kick from around 30 yards to complete a comeback.

Barca, having gone 2-0 down within 34 minutes, recovered to win 4-2 thanks to goals from Paulinho, Luis Suarez (2) and the talismanic Messi.

He curled his free-kick over the wall and into the top-left corner, leaving the goalkeeper rooted to the spot with absolutely no chance of saving it.

Gary Lineker's reaction to Messi's strike on Twitter just about summed up how good it was:

"Messi has just scored with a most ridiculous free-kick. He plays a game that mere mortals couldn't even dream of playing."

Messi has cemented his status as the world's best free-kick taker in recent years and now La Liga have released a video reinforcing that fact.

La Liga have compiled the Argentine's top 10 free-kicks for Barcelona to make a frankly outrageous montage. Check it out.

THE KING OF FREE-KICKS

Cristiano Ronaldo was once heralded as the king of free-kicks, but there's no question Messi has surpassed him when it comes to dead-ball opportunities.

The 30-year-old is unerringly accurate from 20-30 yards out and almost always finds the target - something Ronaldo even struggles with nowadays.

Being the best in the world at free-kicks isn't enough for Messi, though. He knows he isn't perfect and recently explained what he thinks his missing from his game: penalties.

Real Sociedad v Barcelona - La Liga

For someone who's so clinical in front of goal, Messi's penalty record isn't great and practice is needed if he wants to achieve perfection.

"I want to be perfect and yet there are some parts of my game I have to improve to reach the maximum level," Messi said earlier this month.

"Which part? Penalties, I have to practice them more."

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