Barcelona 4–1 Espanyol: Messi helps team to end the year in style

In recent years, Espany­ol have not had a bet­ter game than they had against Barcelona on Sun­day night. Although the Blau­granas are said to be going through their tough­est times while Espany­ol have had a slight­ly poor start of the sea­son cam­paign.

The game can only tell that Barcelona is get­ting stronger as long as the major play­ers are fit enough with Luis Suarez scor­ing the first two goals of the game while Jor­di Alba and Lionel Mes­si scored the last two goals for Barcelona respec­tive­ly.

Right from the kick off, Barcelona dom­i­nat­ed the ball while Espany­ol did their best to keep their defense line in order. It was not long after the start that the Blau­granas opened the score sheet when Suarez received an extra ordi­nary long pass from genius Ini­es­ta. The Uruguayan ran towards the opponent’s goal post with won­der­ful con­trol of the ball and sta­mi­na, he imme­di­ate­ly took the shot that gave the home side the lead in 18th minute of the game.

The sec­ond half began and with sev­er­al chances from the Blau­granas non of them were able to con­vert. But with the indi­vid­ual skills of Ini­es­ta and Mes­si saw the Argen­tine shot the ball but was saved by the keep­er and Luis Suarez went for the rebound.

With anoth­er show of skills from Lionel Mes­si saw hur­dled the chal­lenge of four defend­ers and stum­bles and there came Jor­di Alba who shot straight into the net from the right. David Lopez scored the con­so­la­tion goal for Espany­ol in the 79th minute.

Ten min­utes after the goal from Espany­ol came Messi’s own. With the one two pass from Mes­si to Suarez and the final touch from Mes­si saw them close the score sheet with great goals.

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