VIDEO: Lionel Messi’s violent free kick puts Barcelona ahead

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You feel for goalkeepers in this situation, especially one like Lionel Messi’s countryman Leandro Chichizola.

The 27-year-old Argentine goalkeeper, in his La Liga season, stared down a pair of Barcelona giants who stood just a couple of yards beyond his 18.

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The wall was set-up, but what if Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez put it over the wall and under the bar?

Lemme just cheat oooonnnne ssstteeeepppp…  Whoops.

Messi hammered a left-footed free kick into the upper 90.

The best part of the video might be the audible, “That’s-the-other-team-but-that’s-wonderful” from the Estadio Gran Canaria crowd.