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Lionel Messi hits 40 goals for 10th consecutive season

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More GOAT antics from the captain

FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Lionel Messi was at it again on Saturday, scoring twice for Barcelona in a 2-0 victory over Espanyol at the Camp Nou.

The first goal saw him invent the Panenka free-kick for his 40th goal of the season yet again:

He certainly seems to love a good free-kick against Espanyol:

The second was a low strike after great work from substitute Malcom to seal the win and move Barca 13 points clear at the top of the table.

It’s incredible consistency from Messi, particularly given he had a month out with a broken arm, as he continues to set all kinds of records with his continued brilliance.