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Leo Messi scores 600th career goal with a patented free kick


Barcelona v Girona - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Lionel Messi’s 27th minute free kick goal not only gave Barcelona a 1-0 lead over Atletico Madrid but it also marks the 600th time he’s found net for club and country combined.

We’ve seen it so many times it feels routine at this point. A magnificent curling effort looped over the leaping Atletico wall and spun past the outstretched arms of Jan Oblak and nestled into the back of the net. No matter how many times you see it, it never gets old.

Historical significance aside, it’s his 24th league goal of the season, giving him a four goal cushion over teammate Luis Suarez for the most in La Liga.

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