FC Barcelona 5-2 Getafe. Messi and company record their 21st win in the Spanish League.
Messi scores a brace as Barcelona continues to fight for the Spanish League title.
Ronald Koeman made some changes in the starting 11 from his regular first-team players. Koeman played a 3-5-2 formation with Pique, Lenglet, and Oscar Mingueza at the back. On the right side, he played with Sergio Roberto instead of Sergio Dest. Griezmann was brought in as a replacement to the injured Frenchman, Dembele. Messi and Griezmann played up top as strikers.
The Blaugrana’s started the game with high intensity. In the 3rd minute of the game, Barcelona’s Talisman Lionel Messi hit the ball from outside the box which unfortunately hit the crossbar and didn’t clear the goal line. From this moment on, Barcelona’s intention was pretty clear. They were going to attack and score as many as possible.
So did happen. Messi scored in the 8th minute and Barcelona was 1-0 up. Soon after the lead, Getafe equalized, thanks to Lenglet’s own goal. But in a comedy of errors, Getafe’s defender Sofian Chakla passed the ball back to his own goalkeeper who was actually coming forward in the penalty area to receive it and the ball passed him and went into the net. Another own goal but this time it was the visitors. Barcelona, back in front in the 28th minute.
Messi scored his 25th goal of the season with a rebound of the post, which took Barcelona further ahead of Getafe. In the 69th minute Ronald Araujo, the substitute defender gave a penalty away to Getafe. Unal steps up and scores from the penalty spot. Barcelona 3- 2 Getafe. 87 minutes in the game and Barcelona wins a corner. Messi takes it and Araujo heads it near post and scores. He compensates for the mistake he made earlier and Barcelona restores their 2-goal lead.
Barcelona making their one last forward advancement in the extra time is awarded a penalty kick. Sofian Chakla fouls Griezmann in the penalty area and it’s game over. Messi gives Griezmann the chance to score though he was on a hattrick. Griezmann scores and it’s a cherry on the top as Barcelona wins the game with 3 goal gap. Barcelona 5-2 Getafe.