Leo Messi hitting geometrically ambitious free kicks is about as unsurprising of a sporting development as Boogie Cousins getting fed up and pouting. And yet, this geometrically ambitious free kick was spectacular and deserves to be brought up and seen. Messi is so good that this has commonplace, and like with most all-time greats, you should watch him as much as you can.

Anyway, Marvin Plattenhardt did almost exactly the same thing for Hertha Berlin against Darmstadt this morning.

Not bad for your first goal with Berlin. I give this one to Plattenhardt for the surprise factor here. Messi’ll hit maybe eight more by February.

Photo via AP