Two Lionel MESSI free kick goals help FC Barcelona defeat Espanyol in Catalan derby

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Lionel Messi celebrates a goal for FC Barcelona.

Lionel MESSI scored two free kick goals in FC Barcelona’s 4-0 win against Espanyol.

It was the Catalan derby and Lionel MESSI did not disappoint. A goal in each half with an assist in between saw the 5th best player in the world, according to France Football, break another La Liga record. MESSI became the first player to score 10+ goals in 13 straight La Liga seasons.

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    • I said „probably“ will lose. I always cover myself in my declerations and predictions. The only time I did not was with France 2018. I said straight up they will never win in 2018, because of Deschamps but thought they will win it in 2022. i was wrong. I can admit when I am/was wrong. I am just a fan.
      It seems though that I am in your head somehow. I must have done something horrible to you. Sorry „STAN“. Dont be mad I love you.

      Congratulations to Tata, nothing against him. He had his chance but failed and let himself become a puppet.
      Happy for him and the players and city. Atlanta truly deserved it 62 thousand fans who cared for the team.

  1. possible line ups for tonight game.

    River Plate (5-3-2):
    Armani;
    Montiel, Martínez Quarta, Maidana, Pinola, Casco;
    Palacios, Ponzio , Enzo Pérez;
    Pity Martínez ,Pratto.

    Boca Juniors (4-4-2):
    Andrada;
    Buffarini, Izquierdoz, Magallán, Olaza;
    Nandez, Barrios, Pablo Pérez, Pavón;
    Benedetto, Ábila.

  2. Otamendi seems to be only the 3nd choice of Guardiola as central back. Something different when Kun is injured, the attack is less fluent. Fernandinho is already 33, I think if City should consider Paredes. I like Angel Correa’s recent form, was a complicated game for him but got better when Vitolo came in so that he could move to the striker position. Very good coaching from Simeone with his changes.

    It’s been the 1st time since a long while that I saw Sevilla focused more on defending. Banega was almost to score, quite good last night. Good game for Vazquez with his usual work-rate and his intelligence, he played almost as a defensive/box to box midfielder. Mercado was ok, his work with Promes(what a player) on the right made Guedes silent. I like Machin’s coaching and this 352, it is a proof that you can play without any natural DM. Would be great to see NT gives a try to this style of football.

    • What? even Spain and Germany with neirly 2 world class players in every position won only one, you live in a dream world. “washed up selfish oldies destroyed his dream!” like Cambiasso, Riquelme and Ayala in 2006? or who? Pekerman fucked up everything with the absence of Zanetti, not playing with Messi vs Germany and the Riquelme sub.In 14 the best 11 played, unlucky Di Maria and Aguero got injured, in 2010 and in 18 the coaches were horrible.

    • “It was the Catalan derby and Lionel MESSI did not disappoint. A goal in each half with an assist in between saw the 5th best player in the world, according to France Football, ”
      That must be a sarcastic comment about being the fifth best player according to France football.

      …and they claim Luka or Christina …etc are better !!!
      F…ing Pricks

    • In 2006, I heard about a story that Zanetti and Veron were dropped because of some rivalry between Villareal(Riquelme and Sorin) and Inter(Veron and Zanetti) players. Honestly I don’t think would have changed much. In 2010, if Maradona put Cambiasso and Lucho behind Messi, it would have made huge difference. Even this year, I am still convinced that, even without Romero and Lanzini, NT had the material to qualify as the 1st in the group stage if Sampaoli selected the right players and used a basic 442 instead of his fancy ideas.