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:
Leo #Messi reaches 40 goals for the 10th season in a row!— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 30, 2019
2018/19 ✅ pic.twitter.com/BbKKnEQ7bJ
He certainly seems to love a good free-kick against Espanyol:
6 - Messi has scored six direct free kick goals versus @RCDEspanyol in all competitions, more than against any other team in his career . Overriding. pic.twitter.com/ClxTO81YY0— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 30, 2019
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.