08/30/2012 07:15 am ET

Lionel Messi Goal: Barcelona Star Sets El Clasico Record With Free Kick Golazo (VIDEO)

Even in defeat, Lionel Messi managed to astound.

During Barcelona's loss to Real Madrid in the second leg of the 2012 Supercopa, Messi scored a stunning goal off a free kick in the 45th minute.

Not only did the tally get Barcelona on the scoreboard just before halftime but it also broke a team record. With this superlative spot kick, Messi established himself as Barcelona's all-time top-scorer in Clasico matchups. It was Messi's 15th Clasico goal.

Real Madrid would go on to win the match, 2-1, and was ultimately awarded the first trophy of the season in a 4-4 aggregate victory by virtue of away goals.