Lionel Messi has scored more free-kicks than Cristiano Ronaldo in 694 days

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Lionel Messi has scored more free-kicks than Cristiano Ronaldo in 694 days

Messi scored a hat-trick during Barcelona’s 4-1 victory over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou.

It was his 34th La Liga hat-trick, drawing him level with Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.

Some hat-tricks are better than others, though, and this hat-trick was pretty special.



The first was a penalty but the next two were incredible free-kicks from 25-yards.

They were Messi’s 51st and 52nd free-kicks goals of his career.

Surely he’s the best free-kick taker in world football. Ever.

One thing is for sure, he’s slightly better than Ronaldo from a set-piece.

Ronaldo is still looking to score his first free-kick for Juventus - although if Aaron Ramsey hadn’t interfered earlier this week he would have grabbed one.

But after Messi’s brace of free-kicks, a rather humorous statistic emerged.

That’s because Messi scored more free-kicks against Eibar last night than Ronaldo has managed in the last 694 days.

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