Lionel Messi’s 500th Barcelona Goal Earns El Clasico Win vs. Real Madrid

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Lionel Messi sensationally scored his 500th idea for Barcelona in blocking time to kick Real Madrid 3-2 in El Clasico during a Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday night.


Messi scored a leader when Real were down to 10 group after Sergio Ramos was shown a red label late in a second half. Barca were 2-1 brazen during a time after goals by Messi and Ivan Rakitic had cancelled out Casemiro’s opener.

OptaJose lauded Messi’s landmark:

Messi’s prop put Barcelona spin on points with Real during a tip of a table, nonetheless Los Merengues still have a diversion in hand. Barca are temporarily first, though, interjection to their higher idea differential.

Each side incited to their star-studded brazen line to lead a way, per La Liga’s Twitter account:

Despite a star energy on both teams, a compare was a biased event early on, with Real bossing proceedings. During their initial dominance, Cristiano Ronaldo went over underneath a plea from Barca centre-back Samuel Umtiti in a box that should have resulted in a chastisement for a home side.

Undeterred, Ronaldo shortly drew Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a glorious save down low. Ronaldo’s sighter was one of many Los Blancos shots that peppered a Barca goal, per Squawka Football:

Real’s active proceed was rewarded when Casemiro put them in front after a crack on from Ramos found a Brazilian holding midfielder unmarked during a behind post.

Barca seemed on a ropes as they struggled to come to grips with Real’s earthy tactics. In particular, goalscorer Casemiro left his symbol on Messi, earning a yellow label for his efforts.

Messi was also left bloodied and painful when he took an bend from left-back Marcelo. However, not even a gauze extending from his mouth could stop Messi from harassing a Real counterclaim to equalise.

Barca’s enchanting No. 10 slalomed by a center to container quietly past Keylor Navas for a record-breaking idea in this storied rivalry, per Sky Sports Statto:

It was a shining bid by Messi, whose gliding run bamboozled some-more than one Real player:

The idea also meant a Blaugrana surpassed their aged enemy:

Inexplicably, Messi missed a sitter on a cadence of half-time after Navas unsuccessful to explain a corner. Instead of branch a round into a dull net, a inclusive Argentinian carried it far-reaching of a post.

Still, Messi’s impact was done transparent by this statistic from WhoScored.com:

A flurry of chances came in a early stages of a second half, with Ter Stegen saving good from Toni Kroos and brilliantly denying Karim Benzema. At a other end, Navas saved from Paco Alcacer and was during his acrobatic best in branch divided a thumping header from Gerard Pique.

Despite Barca’s pressure, Real should have been behind in front when surrogate Marco Asensio teed adult Ronaldo on a break. However, in a singular occurrence, Los Blancos’ lethal No. 7 dismissed over.

Los Merengues were done to compensate for a skip when Rakitic gave Barcelona a lead by curling a extreme left-footed shot past a differently glorious Navas.

The idea noted a initial for Rakitic in this fixture:

Real’s night shortly got worse when Ramos was shown a true red label for felling Messi as a mini marvel was about to mangle clear. Sky Sports La Liga relayed an picture of a forward challenge:

Barca’s male advantage should have been done to count immediately, though Pique’s shot on a spin was saved by a realistic Navas after surrogate Andre Gomes combined a possibility with some glorious work.

Messi was a subsequent to prick Navas’ palms, as Barcelona sensed a impulse was developed to kill off a game. However, a movement shortly took another remarkable shift.

It came when Zinedine Zidane brought on James, who soon scored a equaliser by prodding in Marcelo’s intelligent cross. Real competence have won had Asensio’s near-post expostulate not been incited divided by Ter Stegen.

But Messi suitably motionless things by concealment a leader in a 91st minute.

 

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