GIF: Lionel Messi Scores Brilliant Curling Free Kick for Barcelona vs. Almeria

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVMarch 2, 2014

Bleacher Report

Lionel Messi may not be the reigning Ballon d'Or winner anymore, but it's safe to say he's still got some skills. One of those skills is his propensity to score absolutely brilliant free kicks, and he had one of those on Sunday night vs. Almeria.

The brilliant Barcelona forward hit a curling effort from about 30 yards out, and Almeria keeper Suarez Esteban was powerless to stop it. It was his 230th La Liga goal, just 22 behind all-time record holder Telmo Zarra. Here's a gif of the strike:


And here it is again highlighting the ball's trajectory:


Take a bow, Lionel.