Watch Highlights: Messi rescues Barcelona once again

Copa del Rey: Barcelona 3-1 Athletic (agg. 4-2).

Watch Highlights: Messi rescues Barcelona once again

Lionel Messi scored the 31st free-kick goal of his career and it was enough to give Barcelona a 4-3 aggregate win over Athletic Bilbao and send them into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.

The magic moment came on minute 79. Luis Suarez had been brought down on the edge of the area and Messi waved the magic wand – sending the ball past Gorka Iraizoz for what turned out to be the winner.

Earlier Suarez had volleyed Barcelona into the lead on the night, and Neymar had given them the lead over two legs, only for some sloppy defending to allow Athletic Bilbao back into the game.

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