You’ve Seen Lionel Messi’s Cheeky Little Free-Kick Goal, No?

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Cristiano might’ve had a prettier back-heel goal, sure, but you’ll never hear me say that.

Lionel Messi’s quick thinking and brilliant execution fired Barcelona to victory at Atlético Madrid on Sunday, as the La Liga champions restored the gap to the leaders, Real Madrid, to 10 points.

The World Player of the Year caught the Atlético defence napping to score a breathtaking 81st-minute free-kick and settle an intense battle at the Vicente Calderón stadium after the Atlético striker Radamel Falcao had cancelled out Daniel Alves’s opening goal. [Guardian]

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