Register Login Scores


Messi Returns With Brace

Lionel Messi has finally returned to the field and he did it with two goals in 30 minutes.

The Argentine forward made his return to competitive play after spending nearly two months on the sidelines due to injury and scored a brace in Barcelona’s 4-0 Copa del Rey victory against Getafe.


It was Messi’s first appearance for Barcelona since picking up an injury on 10 November and the FIFA Ballon d”or nominee was happy to play again.

“I'm very happy for the victory and coming back to the field with my teammates! Thank you very much for your support!” Messi wrote on his Facebook page.

Barcelona coach, Gerardo Martino, was full of praise for his recovered superstar.

“His career is like a movie script. In three minutes he scored two goals,” he said after the match.

Tata Martino had recalled Messi into the Barca squad just after one week of practice with the first team, but decided not to start him immediately.


Despite only coming on as a substitute for Andres Iniesta after 61 minutes, Messi scored his first two goals after his injury in just three minutes (min 91 to min 94).

Messi’s two goals doubled the lead against Getafe, and the 4-0 puts Barcelona into the driving seat to reach the quarter final of the Copa del Rey before they even play the second leg.

In addition, the two goals also make Messi the team’s highest scorer in all competitions with 16 goals this season.

Gerardo Martino was seemingly satisfied with the good football of his team and added that Cesc Fabregas, who scored the first two goals, “was the best player of the match.”

“We are playing good football, the ball circulation was fast, we didn’t let them organise. We had control of the match, and this is because we’re going through our best form so far this season.”

Can Lionel Messi also help his side to trump over title contenders Atletico Madrid on Saturday? Have your say in the comment section below.

Messi Returns With Brace

Fabregas & Messi Hand Barca Win

Messi Returns To Barca Squad


Top 5

Chiefs Clear-Out Continues With 7 More…

248 Jul 27, 2021 06:38 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Retired This Year

2 Jul 27, 2021 07:25 PM in World News

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players In Running For 2021 Ballon D'Or

43 Jul 21, 2021 09:25 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Pirates Begin Trimming Squad, Second Exit Imminent

30 Jul 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Exclusive: Zungu Update, Agent Comments On Chiefs Link

83 Jul 28, 2021 03:09 PM in Players Abroad

Downs Part Ways With Key Figure

46 Jul 27, 2021 03:20 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

CBL: Two Surprise Inclusions For Chiefs

121 Jul 29, 2021 01:01 PM in Soweto Derby

Pitso Targeting Chiefs Starlet?

81 Jul 29, 2021 11:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Big-Name Players Who Returned To Africa

3 Jul 28, 2021 12:20 PM in African Football

Chiefs Announce More Contract Business

107 Jul 27, 2021 04:16 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Former Pirates Star To Replace R17m Ahly-Bound Star?

16 Jul 27, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pirates Player Exit Imminent...

6 Jul 26, 2021 07:58 PM in Orlando Pirates