Saturday October 13 2012
Messi: 'I copied Pirlo!'

Lionel Messi reveals he scored a sensational free kick against Uruguay last night by copying Andrea Pirlo.

The Ballon d’Or winner was on target in Argentina’s 3-0 victory and placed his set piece beneath the wall.

“I saw that the goalkeeper wanted to come forward and also noticed the wall was preparing to jump,” explained Messi.

“I saw recently that Pirlo and Ronaldinho had scored this way. I had some doubts, but I gave it a go and it went well.”

Pirlo, pictured above, placed his free kick under the jumping defensive wall during Juventus’ 2-1 win at Siena last week.