Lionel Messi goes by the recognition of the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) scored his 650th goal for Barcelona. Further in the match, Antoine Griezmann’s goal led to a victory of 2-1 against Athletic Bilbao in the La-Liga match on Sunday. With this victory, Barcelona avenged their loss in the Spanish Super Cup Finale.
With this win, Barcelona recorded a winning streak of five matches and it also moved them in the second spot in the table above their El Clasico rivals, Real Madrid, and below Atlético Madrid. Barcelona has 40 points from 12 wins, 4 draws, and 4 losses in this season of La Liga.
Lionel Messi’s Free kick and El Mundo
Messi scored an amazing free kick after 20 minutes in the match for this exceptional milestone in his football career and the same day club Barca also sued the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, for publishing the contact details of this Argentine footballer with the club.
Alba’s Own Goal
Messi missed a shot at the beginning of the match against the Basque goalkeeper. Barca messed up several opportunities in the first half of the game to increase their leads. They even helped Athletic to equalize the score in the 49th minute. Jordi Alba slides to push the ball away from Raul Garcia but accidentally nets the ball in his own goal and also books a yellow card for his aggressive behavior with the referee.
Griezmann’s Revenge and Tribute to Lionel Messi 10
A tug of war was going on between both the teams to take the lead and finally at the 74th minute in the match when Griezmann, who also scored the two goals in the lost match of 3-2 Super Cup finale, turned a cross from Oscar Mingueza into a winning goal and avenging their defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
After the match ended, Griezmann paid tribute to his fellow teammate Lionel Messi when asked that he is already in the last six months of his contract and may leave the team in the next transfer window.
Griezmann said, “We’re all enjoying Messi, he’s a legend and we hope he can continue to help the club to win.”
Will Lionel Messi leave Barcelona?
As we know from the past few months there is news that Barcelona’s quality is decreasing and Messi is also getting affected by this news. He also blames himself for it and may leave the team in the upcoming transfer. Teams like Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain are eyeing this opportunity to recruit this GOAT.
Opponent’s Praises for Lionel Messi
Athletic Bilbao’s Inigo Martinez also said that they had the bad luck to face this Argentine when he is on the field to prove something to the world.
Martinez quoted, “We all know Messi’s quality. When he’s all fired up like he was today, he scores goals like that and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
The relation between Barcelona and Messi is really weak because of all the rumors around. In these bad times, the GOAT Lionel Messi scored his 650th goal for Barcelona and this can fire up the Argentine and show us more of his wonders wearing Barca uniform.