Lionel Messi Passes 50 Goals, As Barcelona Beat Villareal In La Liga

The Luis Enrique side FC Barcelona kept the heat on Real Madrid C.F. at the top of LaLiga as their MSN (Messi-Suarez-Neymar) frontline passed 100 goals for the season in a clinical 4-1 victory over Villarreal.

Fran Escriba’s side came into the match having conceded just 10 goals on their travels all season, fewer than any side in Spanish League.

And fittingly, it was FC Barcelona’s best that settled the contest as Barca star trio Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scored.

Forward Cedric Bakambu had briefly caused concern with an equaliser that exposed the defensive flaws that have hampered Barca all season.

But the first of Argentine star Messi’s two strikes brought up a century of goals between himself, Suarez and Neymar – the five time Ballon d’ Or winner having scored 51 of them in another season of fascinate brilliance after following up a first-half strike with a late penalty.

 

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