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Lionel Messi is setting even more records with his latest free-kick goal

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The Barcelona captain is way ahead of the rest

FC Barcelona v PSV - UEFA Champions League Group B Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Lionel Messi got Barcelona’s Champions League campaign off to the perfect start at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, as he scored the opener with a brilliant free-kick.

The Barca captain swung the ball over the wall, past goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet and into the top corner from 25 yards out.

It went a little something like this:

The goal means that Messi is just the second player to score in 14 consecutive Champions League seasons.

It’s also the eighth goal he’s scored from a direct free-kick in 2018, that’s a new record for the 31-year-old.

He’s also scored 10 more direct free-kicks than anyone else in the last five years.

Messi is already miles ahead of the rest when it comes to free-kicks, and it seems he’s just getting even better.