Lionel MESSI once more continues to shine in an El Clasico match.
Days after Cristiano RONALDO’s comments about being the best player in the world, Lionel MESSI outshone the Portuguese in the invetible one on one comparison battle between the two. The little number 10 scored and assisted (a ridiculous one at that) in FC Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeau.
A shaky first half for the Catalan’s saw Real Madrid score through Cristiano RONALDO but the goal was rightly called off due to offside. The second half was an entirely different match. While being man marked by Mateo Kovacic (Croatian international who is in Argentina’s 2018 FIFA World Cup group), the man marking left Ivan RAKITIC (fellow Croat) run freely through the middle of the pitch as he slid a pass to Sergi ROBERTO who then assisted Luis SUAREZ for Barcelona’s first goal.
Ten minutes after the opening goal, Real Madrid’s CARVAJAL stopped a shot from going in with his hand and a penalty was awarded. Up stepped Lionel MESSI who made no mistake, scoring an El Clasico 25th goal. The third goal was MESSI taking MARCELO to the cleaners. With one shoe on and the other on the ground, Lionel dribble through MARCELONA before cutting it back to Aleix VIDAL for the third goal.
Lionel MESSI’s record in El Clasico
Goals: 25 (record)
Assists: 13 (record)
Hattricks: 2 (record)
Lionel MESSI at the Santiago Bernabeu
Looking at those numbers, more than 50% of MESSI’s goals in a Clasico have come at Real Madrid’s stadium. An insane figure by the world’s best player.