Register Login Live

Spanish La Liga

Messi Brace Leads Barcelona To Victory

Spanish La Liga

Result: Eibar 0-2 Barcelona

Venue:Estadio Municipal de Ipura

Date:14 March

Lionel Messi was a key figure in Barcelona’s routine 2-0 win over Eibar at the Estadio Municipal de Ipura as the Catalan giants extended their lead at the summit of the Spanish La Liga table on Saturday evening.

The visitors were quickest out of the starting blocks with Ivan Rakitic close with only a minute on the clock, but the Croatian dragged his effort wide of the target.

Both sides tried to put together good phases but failed to get clear chances on goal, until Borja Ekiza handled the ball in the area for Lionel Messi to convert the 30th minute penalty to give Luis Enrique’s charges the lead.

Javi Lara almost grabbed the equaliser 10 minutes later, but his shot was inches off the radar.

The last chance of the half fell to Luis Suarez but the Uruguayan talisman failed to hit the target, Barcelona headed to the break with the slender 1-0 lead.

The hosts returned from the break firing, Sal almost grabbing the equaliser only moments after the restart but only just missed the top corner.

It was, however, Barcelona who grabbed the game’ second and their second as well, courtesy of a sporadic Messi header following a corner in the 55th minute.

Lara almost grabbed one back for the hosts moments later, but his shot was aved in the bottom corner by Bravo.

Eibar continued to press for their opener, but failed to penetrate through the Barcelona defence for a clean chance on goal.

The game ending 2-0 in favour of the La Liga leaders, who extend their lead at the top of the log.

In another La Liga game played on Saturday night, Rayo Vallecano beat Granada 3-1 thanks to a second half brace from Bueno, and a late Adri Embarba goal, after Jhon Cordoba had given Granada an early lead.

nextarticle

Arsenal Thrash Hammers

275 comments

Top 5

Chiefs v Sundowns Postponed For Two Months

107 Dec 12, 2019 12:27 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

20 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

39 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso: If We Benefitted, It’s About Time

172 Dec 12, 2019 10:52 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

39 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breaking: Pirates Announce New Coach

202 Dec 10, 2019 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mourinho Linked With Shock Signing

9 Dec 09, 2019 06:32 PM in English Premier League

The Top Goalscorers This Season So Far

17 Dec 09, 2019 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The 10 Highest-Ranked Clubs In The World

10 Dec 10, 2019 02:29 PM in World News

Sundowns Star Leaves Stadium On Crutches

16 Dec 12, 2019 09:18 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Confirm Injuries To Trio, Update On Another

7 Dec 12, 2019 12:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Tade’s Emotional Downs Departure Explained

42 Dec 12, 2019 12:06 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns