Lionel Messi scores a stunner from 20 yards despite being surrounded by 6 players during Barcelona vs Alaves. This was his 50th goal of the year.
Ballon d’Or holder Lionel Messi shows no signs of slowing down as he scored yet another thunder bolt in the La Liga from 20 yards out. This was his 50th goal of the calendar year, the 9th time he’s done it in 10 years and what a way to bring it.
⭐ Lionel Messi has scored 5️⃣0️⃣+ goals for club & country for the 9th time in the last 10 calendar years:
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The Barcelona star, took on Alaves’ defence and found himself surrounded by 6 players and yet he braved a shot from 20 yards to curl a stunner past the keeper. Barcelona would go on to win the match 4-1 with Arturo Vidal, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez also notching a goal each.
Watch: Lionel Messi scores a stunner from 20 yards despite being surrounded by 6 players during Barcelona vs Alaves
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Earlier in the match, Griezmann opened the scoring before Vidal doubled their lead just before half-time. The visitors pulled one back in the 56th minute before Messi all but sealed the game for Barcelona with his brilliance.
Luis Suarez had a phenomenal night himself as he completed a hat-trick of assists before placing the ball behind the net from a penalty to ensure his involvement in all of Barcelona’s goals in the night. Barcelona are now 3 points clear off Real Madrid in the La Liga. However, Zinedine Zidane’s side still has a game in hand.
Barcelona who are looking to win a 3rd consecutive La Liga will hope that Messi can continue his ferocious form that has seen him bag 13 goals on 13 games in the Spanish top flight this season. With the way he has been playing, it is not foolhardy to expect him to score another 50 goals in 2020.
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