Messi nets his 650th goal for Barcelona with a wonderful free-kick as they beat Athletic Bilbao to move up to second in La Liga
Islamabad – February 2 (Online): Athletic had a five-man wall, a player lying behind the wall and another on the line but Messi still managed to curl the ball into the top corner – his 49th free-kick goal for the club.
Athletic were level when Jordi Alba turned a cross into his own net.
But Antoine Griezmann slammed in the winner from Oscar Mingueza’s pass.
Barcelona move above Real Madrid on goal difference, but the rivals both sit 10 points behind Atletico Madrid – who have a game in hand on both sides and who defeated Cadiz earlier in the day.