No One Believes in Barcelona Anymore, But That Doesn't Bother Lionel Messi

Sep 12, 2017, 00:39
No One Believes in Barcelona Anymore, But That Doesn't Bother Lionel Messi

Messi set Barcelona on their way with the opening goal after 26 minutes, although looked to have been offside.

Luis Suarez has warned Barcelona's rivals that "there'll be a lot of Lionel Messi for a while yet" after his hat-trick against Espanyol on Saturday.

He doubled Barca's lead nine minutes later from even closer range, sliding home Jordi Alba's pass underneath the keeper after a fortunate deflection found the streaking left-back alone near the touchline.

With both Real Madrid and Atletico having dropped points with draws earlier in the day, Barcelona were looking to strike an early blow at the top of the La Liga table.

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'We pulled through a complicated game, because these kinds of matches are always tough. "The idea is that they enjoy what they see and support us so they can really help us". It had tied Valencia 2-2 last weekend.

"That's why I played for the national team".

Leganes, in its second season in the first division, also had a chance to win three in a row this weekend, but it lost 2-1 to Getafe at home in Saturday's southern Madrid derby.

Barcelona is the only other team not to have conceded after three rounds.

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The Valencians could not put further daylight between themselves and Real, though, and Vazquez's equaliser in the 36th minute dampened their spirits after a bright first-half showing.

The Argentinian genius has a simply outstanding record of 513 goals in 588 games for Barca and tops the club's all time goal scoring charts by an impressive 246, albeit with substantially more games played than the second placed Cesar.

"'I am happy for Leo who scored three goals and is extraordinary".

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