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Lionel Messi: The mechanics behind his free-kick against Chile at Copa America

By Dr Rajpal Brar

Published: 12:00, 9 July 2021 | Updated: 18:59, 10 September 2021

Lionel Messi smashed a wonderful free kick vs Chile during Copa America 2021. How did he do it?

Barcelona and Argentina legend Messi opened the scoring against Chile during the Copa America group stages with the first of his two free-kick goals at the tournament so far, continuing his ascension to set-piece master.

In the above video, I analysed Messi’s technique and mechanics that unlocked the beautiful free kick goal.

Dr Rajpal Brar, DPT, is a physiotherapist, movement expert, fitness trainer, and mindfulness coach. He runs the LA-based wellness and athletic development/performance clinic 3CB Performance, and you can subscribe to his Youtube channel (which posts analyses of Lionel Messi and more) by going here.