- Lionel Messi made it 56 free kicks for club and country when he scored against Valencia
- The 33-year-old made it his 28th of the season in the 3-2 win over Valencia at the Mestalla
- The Argentine superstar also netted a free kick at the World Cup against the Super Eagles in 2014
The 33-year-old does not look like slowing down in converting set pieces for club and country as he moved one step ahead of his biggest rival in football Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi has scored free kicks against the biggest sides in La Liga including Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Villarreal and the likes.
At national level, the most important conversion of Messi's free kicks was against Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It was his only set piece scored at the biggest soccer event in the world up until date, as he thrust the ball past Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama without giving him any chance of making an attempt.
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner also have five goals from set pieces among his collections in the Champions League.
Dynamo Kiev, Ajax, Olympiacos, PSV and Liverpool are among are the teams that have had a taste of what Messi brings to the table.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi scored a fantastic free-kick to help Barcelona defeat Valencia by 3-2 at the Estadio Mestalla in an entertaining La Liga contest.
Ronald Koeman's men bounced back from a 2-1 defeat to Granada in their last outing to put their title hopes alive.
Valencia drew first blood after it was goalless at half time as former Arsenal star Gabriel Paulista made it 1-0 in the 50th minute with a header.
Messi brought his side back on level terms after slotting home the ball from an initial penalty miss to make it 1-1 in the 57th minute.