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Philippe Coutinho equals Lionel Messi record with cracker against Real Sociedad

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Barcelona v Real Sociedad - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho wrapped up his first season (well, half a season) with Barcelona in some style with a brilliant goal against Real Sociedad.

The Brazilian dribbled towards goal, found his path blocked, so simply checked back and bent the ball past the goalkeeper instead.

And his strike means he’s now level with Lionel Messi on goals scored from outside the box this season.

Coutinho ends the season with 10 goals and six assists for Barcelona since joining from Liverpool in January which is a great return.