Yet another filthy action from Lionel Messi hypnotizes plenty of people..
Lionel Messi is just a blessing to watch. The Argentine makes something outrageous every single game and attracts attention from every football lover in this world.
Barcelona were able to edge Getafe 2-1 away from home. Lionel Messi opened the scoring through a top in. Thirteen minutes later Luis Suarez scored a thumping goal from outside the box from a volley to give a two-goal cushion.
Despite scoring moments before the half-time whistle, Getafe could not pull another one back to even the scoreline.
It is no brainer that the Uruguyuan scored a magnificent goal, but it was Lionel Messi who was in the center of the plate when he was surrounded by six opponent players, but still managed to pass the ball to Jordi Alba in the left flank.
Messi attracting the whole Getafe team like a magnet and still managed This pic.twitter.com/wEgg60ZdO7
— Barca Gifs (@GifsBarca) 6 January 2019
When the Argentine had the ball, he was surrounded by six players to try and retrieve the ball away from him, but he kept the cool head and passed the ball to Jordi Alba who was making the overlapping run through the left wing.
It is one of those moments which you can watch it again and again.
Despite having an off game, he would still be able to score a goal or two in a game. Barcelona had a good year by lifting both La Liga and Copa Del Rey, but they could not surpass the Quarterfinals in the Champions League after bowing down to AS Roma.
Lionel Messi has been directly involved in at least one goal in his last twelve LaLiga matches:
19th September was the last time. 😳 pic.twitter.com/EOu728ugy4
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 7, 2019
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) January 8, 2019
It has been a tale of two ends for the arch-rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid this season. After the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and the failure to replace him has been coming back to haunt the Los Blancos who are not able to cope up without him.
Twenty games into the season, Lionel Messi has notched up 26 goals in all competitions, whereas, Real Madrid have scored the exact numbers in the La Liga alone.
Lionel Messi has now contributed to as many goals in La Liga this season as Real Madrid have scored.
Staggering. 🎩 pic.twitter.com/mEJJqW1tSI
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 7, 2019
Most assists in 2018:
2️⃣6️⃣ – Lionel Messi
2️⃣4️⃣ – Luis Suarez
2️⃣3️⃣ – Dimitri Payet
2️⃣3️⃣ – Memphis Depay
1️⃣9️⃣ – Eden Hazard
1️⃣8️⃣ – Neymar
1️⃣8️⃣ – Raheem Sterling
1️⃣8️⃣ – Antoine Griezmann
— Goal (@goal) January 1, 2019
Barcelona are currently five points ahead of Atletico Madrid and ten ahead of Real Madrid in the La Liga table. Still, only halfway through, they will face a stern test as both Madrid clubs cannot be ruled out of the competition yet.
Ernesto Valverde’s men will take on Levante in the Copa Del Rey on Thursday at Nou Camp.