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Lionel Messi’s accuracy with the free-kick shouldn’t be a hidden secret. Nevertheless off these days followers have been disadvantaged of his superb dead-ball targets from outdoors the field, making them query if the Barcelona celebrity was having that season when issues do not go his means. His final night time aim from proper outdoors the field was the reminder that he’s only a kick away from spewing his magic in La Liga.
Thrashing Granada Four-Zero, the aim got here proper earlier than the tip of the primary half, when Messi cleared an Eight-man wall to fit in an outrageous free-kick which went beneath the jumpring Granada defenders. To make issues extra attention-grabbing, Granada saved a person proper beneath the wall to dam such shot however to no avail because the goalkeeper was overwhelmed on the close to put up.
Earlier within the match, first it was Pedro “Pedri” González shining along with his assists. Then the injury-prone Dembele Ousmane earned a spot within the assault. Now the oft-maligned Antoine Griezmann is again to scoring targets.
All in all, Barcelona is slowly displaying indicators this season may not be a wash in any case.
Griezmann scored a brace and arrange Lionel Messi for one of many Argentine’s two targets on Saturday to guide Barcelona to a Four-Zero win at Granada.
Barcelona’s first three-match profitable run within the league below Ronald Koeman put it 4 factors behind chief Atlético Madrid, whose dwelling sport scheduled for Saturday towards Athletic Bilbao was postponed as a consequence of a blizzard that has shut down the capital and made transit nearly unimaginable by a lot of central Spain.
“Our state of affairs continues to be sophisticated, however the crew is betting higher. We now have had three video games on the highway and gained all three,” Koeman stated. “We’re extra centered from the beginning of the video games now, and once we are centered and transfer the ball with tempo, there are few groups that may management us.”
Second-placed Actual Madrid was one level behind Atlético after being held at Osasuna to Zero-Zero in a match performed in regular snowfall and with barely any scoring possibilities for both facet.
Atlético has three extra video games to play than its prime title rivals.
(With inputs from AP)