Lionel Messi started the 2018/2019 LA liga season in grand style as his double paved way for him to shine.
LIONEL MESSI BEGINS NEW SEASON – IN GREAT FORM
Barcelona Star-man, Lionel Messi has started the 2018/2019 La Liga season in grand style after his side shoved Alaves with a 3-0 start in d season.
It has become apparent that the Barcelona star-man has lived above his wonderful mess in the 2018 world cup which he did not see himself at all.
Barca started well although the first half saw no goals in the match which kept raising the doubts of critics of Lionel Messi.
Messi was not truly lucky in the first half as his close range free kick hit the crossbar to keep them looking for the opener and several other close attempts made were far from what they needed.
Second half also began in sluggish style until the 63rd minute when Messi saw the slim space to pass two defenders and was carelessly pulled down before the 18 yard box. He stepped up to take it.
With a tactically low powered free kick which saw the defense line jump up, the ball crawled pass them and lo, the deadlock is broken as Lionel Messi opened score for his team in the new season.
Coutinho was also instrumental as a swerve towards the right in the 83rd minute gave him a free lancer to place the ball at the left corner of the post to increase Barca’s tally to two.
At the 92nd minute, it was almost as if the match has come to an end when Messi received an aerial Suarez cross with his chest, lowered it with his left foot and carefully placed the ball pass Pacheco who was left stranded as he watched the ball enter his post.
This Barca win has put pressure on the likes of Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid who are the possible contenders of the title.