Lionel Messi had two goals and two assists in FC Barcelona’s 5-1 win vs. Real Valladolid.
Messi put on a performance only Lionel Messi can as he captained his team to victory. With Barcelona leading 1-0, Messi provided a sublime cross in to Arturo Vidal as the Chilean double their lead.
Barcelona were awarded a free kick and Messi made no mistake as he scored free kick number 50 of his illustrious career. Messi would go on to have a similar second half. Another goal meant that he has scored more career club goals than Cristiano Ronaldo despite playing many less games.
But even at 4-1, the Messi show wasn’t over. A pass which only he can see sent Luis Suarez in on goal for the last one of the match.
Lionel Messi has passed Cristiano Ronaldo in total career club goals 💫 pic.twitter.com/UWi9gx1uVY— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 30, 2019
San Lorenzo lost 5 of last 6 games (now 1:3 home against Defensa). Pizzi prefered to start kid Alexander Diaz instead of Gaich. This absurd will end probably soon with end of Pizzi as it was with Beccacece in Independiente. Big names, big clubs, big expectations, big disappointments.
He should be a mad coach to keep young Gaich on bench.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIEGO !!!
GOD give you health to stay together with us and be our biggest living LEGEND .
Thank you for all the memories from my childhood.
GRACIAS POR TODO DIEGO.
Ocampos again…what a player..! His strike continues…
Why even porto bought saravia when they didn’t want to play him?
He was injured. Hes back but still not 100%. Also, hes in a new team, start of the season. Its not easy.
Messi from right, Paredes from Center and Lisandro from left…with their vision and long passes. Woh..!
“Right now, you need to ask Messi to make short bursts of effort. He can’t run for the sake of running, no way. If Leo ran like he ran in his first season with me he’d be injured every three months. Managing legends of 30 and above is the hardest thing for a coach.”
I hope Barcelona and Scaloni hearing this words and utilizing Messi more effective and safe way.
I don’t care about Barcelona but Messi should work hard for argentina. If our captain runs then I m damn sure the whole team will work hard.
It’s time for our captain to lead from the front.
Neither we play possession style nor we have kante or ascasicbar so I can’t see Messi not running.
And pep also said,” if any player can give me guarantee of scoring 3 goals per match then I’ll make an exception for him to not work hard for the team”.
Not even Messi can give this guarantee.
You didnt get the point. If he continues like this chances for him to play Copa and next WC will be rare. Most probably he will be injured.
@Shubham. So what’s your point? If Messi doesn’t run, you don’t want him in the team, is that what you are saying?
Shubham, my friend, you really need to read this. great article called “MESSI WALKS BETTER THAN MOST PLAYERS RUN”. Its all about high value locations.
I can’t imagine any coach purposefully draining Messi’s stamina (also increasing injury risk) just to spark energy in other players. If that were to happen, thats the coach’s fault, not the player.
Its funny though because Messi is actually really good at defending. love seeing him chase down and dispossess opponents.
According to AS Barcelona keeping and eye on Santiago Ramos Mingo of Boca. Heard of him for the first time. Is he any good or just an avg player ?
There were transfer rumours about him some time ago. He already made his debut in A team if I remember correctly.
Messi is simply the best!
I believe this Barca cannot allow him to play his best football. I think the coach tried to play Griezemann behind Messi and Suarez recently and get slightly better. But I think if you use him in Griezemann’s position and you put 2 fast strikers in front of him, he would be even more efficient. However he’s more used as right winger.. Besides according to what I have seen, Messi is much more comfortable with Sergi Roberto, a box to box able to play on the right, but unfortunately the coach prefers De Jong, who is not even a box to box, to the Spanish player. Otherwise, for the rest, I think it’s kind of ok.
Roberto Pereya,Angel Correa and Kannemann should not be in the squad.They are average player.This time Balerdi should start in CB role.
Martinez quarta and balerdi this two should be paired in upcoming friendly,
Foyth can use as cb rb dm same
Lisandro can use as cb lb dm
Best combination in cb willbe
Balerdi, the one who can’t get a minute at Dortmund?
Nahuen Perez perhaps.
Balerdi was superb in Boca, he played 7 minute against Ecuador his 7 minutes was promising, with time I bet he will shine, balerdi need to stay with team.
I completely agree, I think nehuen is good but balerdi has incredible positioning, in the game vs Ecuador he just stood there waiting for an Ecuador striker to make the throughball and intercepted, check this video out of him during his time at boca and see for yourself
What an insane performance. Goes against the stupid narrative that he’s declined significantly. The goals were great Especially the free kick and the assists were remarkable
United have made lautaro as their first priority
Inter under conte any day over dreadful United.
Yeah the new Inter much stronger than Man Utd. I think they are the most dangerous outsider of this champions league, can beat anyone. Thanks to Conte who give Lautaro his chance to prove.
I would love to see Gaich playing for Conte.
Lazio eager to land Gaich in January. Pizzi continues to fantasise with his mediocre Paraguayans and Uruguayans.
Lazio? Behind Immobile? He wont play, but ok if he want to be NT-player he has to overperform an Immobile-caliber striker.
To your information: he is already NT player and will be there again, as well as go to Europe – no matter of your fluid standards.
Big NO…to messy United. Inter under Conte or Barcelona. Lautaro should play only for these clubs.
Messi is the best player in the history of football. No one closes to this player period.
Messi already scored more goals than Cristiano in open play. 542 vs 534.
But Ronaldo has many penalties…!
When will scaloni announcethe squad?
Expecting tomorrow. Many players will be in action today also. Injury, form…!
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