Lionel Messi scored with a Panenka penalty vs Atletico Madrid as Barcelona draw yet another match in the La Liga.
Barcelona have now drawn 3 of their last 4 matches. In doing so, they have lost even more ground against title rivals Real Madrid. Los Blancos are now ahead of them by a point and a game in hand. However, at one point it seemed like Barcelona would walk away with all three points.
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In a game that featured an own goal and 3 penalties, Lionel Messi stood out with a Panenka penalty in the 50th minute of the match. Messi chipped the ball towards Jan Oblak’s left-hand corner. The keeper dove the other way as the Argentine bought up his 700th career goal.
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are now the only two active players with 700 career goals to their names.
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Lionel Messi was given a yellow card 11 minutes later for kicking an opposition player. A minute later Nelson Semedo was booked for bringing Yannick Carrasco down. This resulted in Atletico’s 2nd penalty of the night. Niguez Saul took the kick from the spot.
Barcelona keeper Ter Stegan managed to get a massive hand on it. However, the ball trickled over the line to allow Atletico Madrid to draw level once again.
Real Madrid now have the opportunity to widen the gap between them and Barcelona to 4 points in their next match. With just 6 games left in the competition, Barcelona cannot afford any more slip ups if they are to retain their title.
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