Lionel Messi is one of the best players in the history of Barcelona. During the period 2004-2021 with Barcelona, the Argentine striker scored 672 goals in 778 appearances in all competitions.
Messi has scored various goals with Barcelona. Including the goals he scored through the execution of free kicks.
Messi recorded 50 free-kick goals while strengthening Barcelona. The 50th he scored on May 2, 2021, precisely when Barcelona beat the host Valencia 3-2 in La Liga.
Meanwhile, the first he created at Camp Nou was on November 4, 2008. At that time, Atletico Madrid were the victims.
Barcelona hosted Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou in Week 6 of La Liga 2008/09. At that time, Barcelona was coached by Josep Guardiola, while Atletico was managed by Javier Aguirre.
Barcelona won the match which was held on October 8, 2008 with a landslide score of 6-1.
This victory could not be separated from the three quick goals scored by Barcelona in just eight minutes at the beginning of the first half. The three goals were obtained through Rafael Marquez's header, Samuel Eto'o's penalty, and Messi's free kick.
Messi scored his first free-kick thanks to his quick thinking, combined with the inadvertence of the opposing camp. Goalkeeper Gregory Coupet could only be silent.