Insane stat proves Messi’s free-kick prowess
Lionel Messi will take to the pitch against Atletico Madrid on Saturday afternoon aiming to score a free-kick for the fourth consecutive match.
And now stats wizards Opta have released an astonishing tweet that showcases just how staggering he really is. Check this out:
For those without the capacity to digest a tweet, Messi has scored TWENTY free-kicks in the past five seasons – nine more than closest challenger Miralem Pjanic in Europe’s top five leagues.
Anyway, after lighting the fire on yet another tedious Messi v Ronaldo debate, we'll sign off by asking the free-kick gods to let them both score one this weekend. Sound fair? Good.