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The 11 best free-kick takers of all time 

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Defender, defender in the wall, who’s the greatest free-kick taker of them all? Give us your opinion and rank these dead-ball magicians 

Thursday, January 5, 2017: Lionel Messi scores the all-important away goal from a dead-ball situation in the Copa del Rey against Athletic Bilbao. Sunday, January 8, 2017: Lionel Messi salvages a point for Barça, scoring a free-kick in the 90th minute against Villarreal. Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Barça beat Bilbao 3-1 in the second leg of their cup match, with Messi scoring the deciding goal with yet another free-kick. 

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These goals once again prove that the five-time world footballer of the year is one of the best free-kick takers ever to grace the pitch. But how does Messi do when put up against the best of the best? You decide.

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