Leo Messi goes left, and right too

Leo Messi goes left, and right too

In La Liga, the Argentinian has seven goals with his left foot, seven with his right and one header.

Leo Messi scored once again in Barça's last game of 2014. He finished off the scoring in Saturday's 5-0 win over Córdoba, confirming his tendency this season to score goals with his right foot as often as he does with his dominant left. In La Liga, Messi has seven goals with his left foot, seven with his right and one header.

Balancing act

In the lastfive league games,Messi has scoredeightgoals.He had ahat trickagainst Sevilla to break Zarra's all-time league scoring record;he scored another hat trick in the derbyagainst Espanyol; and he added a braceon SaturdayagainstCórdoba.Of these eightgoals,fivehave beenwith theright foot,reflecting Messi's never-ending quest to get better.

Theright-footed goals are nocoincidence, either. He's also done it in the UEFA Champions League, scoringhalf of hisgoals in thegroup stageof the Champions Leaguewithhis supposedly weaker leg.He's scored four with each foot in the Champions League.In fact, in NicosiaagainstApoel,he did something remarkable:not only did hegetanotherhat trick, butallthree goals were withhis right leg.With23 goals overallbetween theleague andthe Champions League,Messiis Barça's top scoreron the season.

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