Video: Lionel Messi scores stunning free-kick to clock up Barcelona’s 6000th goal in La Liga

Lionel Messi scored a stunning free-kick to open the scoring for Barcelona last night, a goal that was the club’s 6000th in La Liga.

Having been frustrated by Alaves all throughout the first, the Argentine finally broke the deadlock for the Blaugrana with a set-piece that, if scored by anyone else, would probably be one of the best goals of their career.

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Messi later added to his tally with one of the last kicks of the game, two goals that sandwiched a strike by Brazilian superstar Philippe Coutinho, as Barca got their La Liga campaign off to a flying start.

Here’s a clip of Messi’s fine free-kick. We’re not even surprised at this stuff anymore, at this point, we sort of just expect it.

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