Lionel Messi scores twice, one a free kick, in 4-0 FC Barcelona win vs. Granada

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Lionel Messi scored twice for FC Barcelona, one of which was a free kick, in their 4-0 win vs. Granada.

Messi is now on four goals in his last two matches for FC Barcelona, this time scoring twice before being substituted off. It was 1-0 Barcelona when Messi received the ball on the edge of the penalty area. His effort beat the goalkeeper to double their lead.

However, the Messi show wasn’t done just yet. Barcelona were awarded a free kick before half time and up stepped Messi. He would go for a low free kick, curling it around the wall to make it 3-0 for Barcelona. With that goal, Messi now leads in the Pichichi race as he has 11 league leading goals.

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    • Badly needed move as he is rotting in Moscow. Even Ponce gets regular starting role in Spartak. Gaich is like a 10mins player in CSKA even after half season+. Even coming back to Argentine league is a better option than missing out crucial playing minutes at this stage of career. He is Batista’s main attack lynchpin for U23 Olympics & hope he makes a good change now.

  1. Udinese badly needs a good striker. Depaul producing so many chances which Lasanga just keeps bottling . Good game for now by Musso & Molina also. While Molina is more of a RWB in Udinese formation , it will be good to be see him in NT as a RB. I feel he & Montiel should compete for RB spot.

  2. Great News for Barca and Albiceleste, Messi is back to form!! The reason Barca has won 80% of the La-Liga titles in the last 15 yrs is Messi and Messi only and this patch of bad form seems to have lit a fire in him!!

  3. Can anyone tell me where is Paredes he is not even in substitute list. He is very good player I think best midfielder of PSG. In their champion league title race he was most useful player.
    He does not want to move to Italy so is he injured or something else

      • Verratti was one of the main reasons behind PSG’s failures in Champions League, a dwarf without defensive skills, and not creative enough. Without him and with Paredes PSG instantly reached the UCL final, cause Leandro made the imbalanced midfield (with Verratti) more stabile. With Verratti not even a semi-final from 7-8 chances. And i not say Paredes is world class (he is an OK player, and best argentine DM atm) but Verratti is so much overrated.

        • PSG was too lucky last season in . The only stronger opponents they faced is KO stages was Bayren . Beating Dortmund, Atalanta without thier most inform player llicic and Leipzig.

      • Verrati is good against small teams but Paredes is good against top teams. PSG feels more secure with Paredes.This season PSG lost when Paredes was not starter. Against Barça I am OK with Virrati but with Paredes in the team I am more concerned.

  4. Armani conceded two easy goals both were pretty much stoppable for goalkeeper. Emi Martinez needs to step up now, Argentina coach needs no nonsense attitude. Emi Martinez, N. Gonzalez, Paredes,Foyth must be in playing eleven.
    Best team for Argentina
    Emi Martinez
    Foyth. Pezella. Otamendi. Tagliafico
    De Paul. Paredes. Lo Celso
    Messi. Aguero. N. Gonzalez
    Subs
    Alario
    Dybla
    Guido Rodriguez
    C. Romero

    • Honestly I don’t understand your obsession with Foyth, so far he has not shown that he deserves to be starting for Argentina National Team.

      Anyways, in my opinion this is the strongest XI at the moment:

      Emi/Musso

      Montiel, Romero, Pezzella, Tagliafico
      De Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso
      Messi, Lautaro, Ocampos/Nico Gonzalez

  5. Finisher : Dybala, Lautaro, icardi, Agureo, alario
    Creator :Messi, Gomez,Gonzalez, Ocampos,Di maria, Emi buendia.
    Mid:F vera, Lo celso, E palacios, Matias palacios, Guido Rodriguez, Paredes,De paul
    CB:Romero, Senesi,Pezzella,Medina,Otamendi, Perez,lisandro
    WB: Acuna, Tagliafico, Montiel, Foyth
    Goalie: Emi martinez, Juan musso, Agustin merchasin

    • Same here…The more i see velasco the more admiration i have for him. What a talent.
      And i don’t want to see armani again in NT first 11. He again made an error on velasco’s 2nd goal. I’ve always loved armani’s calmness, braveness and his shot stopping prowess but he is not the same player anymore.

  6. […] Lionel Messi scored twice for FC Barcelona, one of which was a free kick, in their 4-0 win vs. Granada. Messi is now on four goals in his last two matches for FC Barcelona, this time scoring twice before being substituted off. It was 1-0 Barcelona when Messi received the ball on the edge of the penalty area. His effort beat the goalkeeper to double their lead. However, the Messi show wasn’t done just yet. Barcelona were awarded a free kick before half time and up stepped Messi. He would […] Lionel Messi scores twice, one a free kick, in 4-0 FC Barcelona win vs. Granada […]

  7. The difference between BIG CHANCES CREATED and BIG CHANCES MISSED since 2015/16 (League+CL)
    Messi +113; Neymar +25; Griezmann -3; Salah -16; Vardy -32; Kane -35; Higuain -38; Immobile -39; Icardi -42; Lukaku -44; Aguero -50; Benzema -54;Luis Suarez -60; Cristiano -66; Auba -86; Cavani -91; Lewandowski -118.

    League of his own, unbelievable.

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