Barcelona's official Twitter feed has been waxing lyrical about the Argentine's achievement.
GGGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLL!!! GOLAZO! LEO 'DER BOMBER' MESSI!
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The four-time Olympic champion said on Twitter: "I am not afraid to tell my story anymore."
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