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Lionel Messi is the best free-kick taker in the world, says Sergio Busquets

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The GOAT netted a hat-trick against Celta Vigo

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Sergio Busquets hailed Lionel Messi as the best free-kick taker in the world after he scored a hat-trick against Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Messi bagged the opener from the penalty spot and then added two more from free-kicks, while Busquets sealed the win late on with a rare goal to make it 4-1.

The midfielder did not start the game, but came on after 23 minutes for Nelson Semedo, and spoke about the match after the full-time whistle.

“We have a very big advantage, he’s the best in the world and also the best free-kick taker in the world,” he said.

”He’s been improving bit by bit and it was difficult. Having him is a very big advantage.

“I hadn’t scored in a while, although that’s normal. The important thing was that the team won. We were struggling in LaLiga Santander and the Champions League and it was important to stay top and go into the international break with calmness.”

Source | Marca

The win sends Barcelona back to the top of La Liga heading into the international break. Up next for Ernesto Valverde’s side is a trip to Leganes on November 23.