Three goals of Lionel Messi with the ball stopped, one penalty and two free throws, in addition to another of Sergio Busquets, led Barca to the leadership of LaLiga after defeating Celta (4-1), in a game with more goals than football by the Catalans.
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In the beginning the ball did not run, football did not flow and only a flash of Messi encouraged the spectators. Everything changed in a play by Dominican Junior Firpo, who recovered a ball after an action claimed as a foul by Arthur by the Galicians.
Junior focused and Aidoo cleared the ball with his hand. The penalty was transformed by Messi (1-0, m. 23). Shortly before Semedo was injured, Busquets entered for him and Sergi Roberto returned to the side.
The goal hurt Celta, the game was already Barca, who had occasion to put the 2-0, but in the only one that had Celta tied.
Pape Cheikh recovered a ball, Messi tried to stop it, but the referee indicated a protested foul near the front of the area. The magnificent launch of the Uruguayan central Lucas Olaza overcame the barrier and surprised Ter Stegen (1-1, m. 42).
But just in the last action of the first half, a foul on Arthur allowed Messi put the 2-1, after another magnificent direct launch.
And the second half began as the first ended, with a goal from Messi to decide the match. Again Messi, again on a free kick and on the left of Ruben Blanco.
The Argentine, at 48, made the 3-1 and practically closed the game against an opponent without answers.
Despite the win, which culminated Sergio Busquets in the 85th minute, Barca did not show much improvement in his game, but regains the lead and Messi, for 45 times in his career, took the ball home again.
With this victory, FC Barcelona is the leader of the League of Spain by adding 25 points, the same amount that Real Madrid has, but the whole team is first for best goal difference.
4 – FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo (Busquets, m. 23), Pique, Umtiti, Junior; Sergi Roberto, De Jong, Arthur; Messi, Griezmann (Luis Suarez, m. 73) and Ansu Fati (Dembele, m. 46).
1 – Celtic: Ruben; Aidoo, Araujo, Olaza; Hugo Mallo, Beltran, Pape Cheikh (Gabriel Fernandez, m.81), Lobotka (Denis Suarez, m.76); Junca; Aspas and Sisto (Brais Mendez, m. 64).
Goals: 1-0, m. 23: Messi, penalty. 1-1, m.42: Olaza. 2-1, m. 45 + 1: Messi. 3-1, m. 48: Messi. 4-1, m. 85: Busquets.
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