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Watch: Relive Lionel Messi's outstanding free-kick against Liverpool from the stands

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Champions League semifinal, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal during the Champions League semifinal, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Lionel Messi's stunning curled free-kick left pretty much all of us speechless, and rightly so.

Faced with a 25-yard dead ball play, and having to beat one of the world's best goalkeepers Alisson to score it, Messi produced one of the best strikes we'll see all season.

The mercurial Argentine put just enough curl on the ball to evade Joe Gomez in the Liverpool wall and then bring it back round to place it right in the top corner out of Alisson's reach.

The goal, his second of the night, has Barcelona holding a 3-0 lead going into next Tuesday's second leg at Anfield and on the verge of a return to the Champions League final.

What you didn't see on the night, however, was the build-up to the free-kick as the Barca fans roared on their captain with an Icelandic 'thunderclap' prior to the strike.

Relive it here, plus the shot itself, with this fan video shot from in the stands. Enjoy!

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