The Catalans returned back to action for the first after the suspension of La Liga due to COVID-19. FC Barcelona whipped Real Mallorca at the Estadi de Son Moix by 4 goals to nil as sixth time Balon d’or winner Lionel Andres Cuccittini Messi scored a goal and assisted twice. Messi has now scored 20 goals and provided 14 assists in this season’s La Liga campaign. For the record, he has now scored 20+ goals in his last 12 La Liga Seasons.
Out of nowhere, a pitch invader wearing an Argentina national team jersey ran unto the pitch, took his phone out and snapped a selfie with Jordi Alba. He then run towards the center circle where Messi was standing but was blocked by several match stewards. It’s surprising how the man managed to enter the stay as the match was played behind closed doors and stay hidden. Pitch invaders are always determined. Spectators are barred from the matches due to health measures to reduce the risks of transmitting the COVID-19 virus.
Midfielder Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo opened the score in the 2nd minute as he headed in a fine cross by Jordi Alba Ramos. The Catalans extended their lead in the 37th minute with a Martin Christensen Braithwaite scoring his first goal for Barca. He was assisted by Messi. Later in the 79th minute, Messi assisted Jordi Alba to make it 3-0 for Barca. Messi hit the back of the net in the 93rd minute to seal the win. Luis Alberto Suarez assisted him. Barcelona now extend their lead to 5 points as they sit at the La Liga table with 61 points.
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