Watch: Messi buries free kick vs. Espanyol
FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi scored early in his team’s match against Espanyol, firing home a free kick in the eighth minute.
With the game tied at 0–0, Messi lined up the kick from just outside the box and guided it into the right side of the net beyond the reach of goalkeeper Pau Lopez.
The goal is Messi’s 25th in La Liga this season
Barcelona is currently tied atop the La Liga standings with Atlético Madrid, but leads the league thanks to its head-to-head record vs. Atlético.