Messi has netted 50 direct free-kick goals for Barca with seven others coming in for the Albiceleste.
Now, Leo is five goals short of Diego Maradona's career record of 62 direct free-kick goals. Former Brazil international Juninho Pernambucano, meanwhile, continues to lead the all-time free-kick charts with 77 strikes.
'Bravo KNOWS Messi is going to do that and he still copped it': Fans react as Leo takes revenge on Chile keeper
That was the sides' second head-to-head meeting in two weeks as they also shared points in a 1-1 stalemate in the 2022 World Cup qualifier on June 4.
Messi scored from the spot back then but Claudio Bravo saved Leo's two perfect attempts on that night in Argentina, including a one from a free-kick.
Many fans on social media are convinced that Messi was eager to gain revenge on his former Barcelona teammate this time around.
andres57 via Reddit: "Messi getting revenge of the last Bravo saves in the last match between both."
benelchuncho via Reddit: "The 3rd free-kick he’s had from that range in the last two games, he was bound to score one eventually. It’s Messi after all."
lowrider88 via Reddit: "Far out Bravo KNOWS Messi is going to do that and he still copped it."
Last_Lorien via Reddit: "It was a matter of principle at this point with Bravo lol."
Chile puts up massive wall to defend Messi's free-kick – fan pokes big hole in it like Leo did
"Vidal the midget in the middle of the wall. What kind of idiocy is this. And look who Messi went over the top of in the wall - Vidal the Halloween Garden Gnome. Coaches are clowns," he tweeted.
Argentina 1-1 Chile - official highlights: