Lionel Messi was at it again against Leganes on Saturday as he scored his sixth free kick of the season to put Barcelona ahead.
The Argentine has been lethal from set pieces this season and proved it yet again as he flighted the ball over the wall and past goalkeeper Pichu Cuellar.
It’s the first time any player has managed to score six direct free kicks in a La Liga season since a certain Ronaldinho all the way back in 2006/07.
6 - Lionel Messi is the first player to score six direct free-kick goals in a single La Liga season since Ronaldinho Gaucho in 2006/07 (6). Brilliance. pic.twitter.com/MWkEfcSpJf— OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 7, 2018
And that’s not all...
6 - Lionel Messi is the first player to score from outside the box in six consecutive La Liga games since at least 2003/04 (six goals). Extraterrestrial. pic.twitter.com/7xDb9MYSHk— OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 7, 2018
The bad news for Ronaldinho is that there’s still seven games of the season left. Plenty of time for Messi to break yet another record.