Lionel Messi Scores An Inch-Perfect Free Kick to Give Barcelona the Lead Against Ajax [GIF]

Lionel Messi opened up the scoring tonight for Barcelona in their UEFA Champions League match against Ajax.

Messi’s inch-perfect free kick was curled in, hit the post and then banged into the back of the net to help Barcelona take the 1-0 lead at half-time.

Surprisingly, today’s match between Barcelona and Ajax is the first time the two teams have ever played each other in a competitive game.

Here’s Messi’s beautiful free kick:

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