Argentine football superstar Lionel Mesi scored his 700th goal in his career on Tuesday, but did not save the “Barcelona” team from losing points in the Spanish championship game.
The Barcelona club battled 2: 2 (1: 1) with Madrid’s “Atletico” in the 33rd round at home.
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The home side worked their way through the middle 11 minutes into the match, but the ball went wide. Eight minutes later, the Madriders scored an 11-meter penalty and equalized on the scoreboard.
Kosta’s “pendulum” was repulsed by Mark Andre ter Stegen, but the German goalkeeper left the goal line before the shot and the “eleven” had to be repeated, with Saul Njiges reaching 1: 1 with a second pass.
At the beginning of the second half, in the 50th minute, Mesi regained control of the field owners with an accurate penalty kick of 11 meters, which was executed in the style of Antonīna Panenka. For an Argentine, it was a 700-goal career at the club and national team level.
However, this time too “Atletico” equalized the result, because in the 62nd minute another “pendulum” was realized by Njigess.
After the match, the head coach of the “Barcelona” team Kike Setjens did not hide that it was difficult to play against such disciplined opponents. He also commented on why Antuāns Grizmans was put on the field only during the second half compensation.
“Everything is fine with him, but I can’t play with all footballers. The team fought well, I am satisfied with the content of the game, ”said Setjen.
Of the leading teams, “Sevilla” won “Leganes” with the guests 3: 0 (2: 0). Oliver Torress stood out for the visitors twice in the first half, but Munir el Hadadi scored in the second half of the game.
With 71 points in 32 games, Real Madrid takes first place, overtaking 33 Barcelona players by one point. Paragraphs 59 and 57 are followed by Atletico Madrid and Sevilla respectively. Getafe completes the top five with 52 points, while the Villarreal team has 51 points.