Leo Messi’s free-kick helps Barça over Athletic Bilbao in Copa del Rey

Lionel Messi's third goal from a free-kick in as many games secured Barcelona's place in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in January 2017 as the holders beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1. The number 10 fired home the decisive strike in the 78th minute to help the Catalan club reverse a 2-1 first-leg loss and advance 4-3 on aggregate.

Leo Messi’s free-kick helps Barça over Athletic Bilbao in Copa del Rey

Lionel Messi's third goal from a free-kick in as many games secured Barcelona's place in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in January 2017 as the holders beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1. The number 10 fired home the decisive strike in the 78th minute to help the Catalan club reverse a 2-1 first-leg loss and advance 4-3 on aggregate.