Barcelona star man Lionel Andres Messi has been described to be quite lucky not to have picked up a red in the match against Seville which ended up in a goalless draw with Lionel Messi seen to have violently shoved Seville defender Diego Carlos. The draw against sevilla dropped the Catalonian sides to second place on the LaLiga table as bitter rivals Real Madrid controversially wins past Real Sociedad and thus, came top of the table as the team with most head to head wins.
Yesterday, the Argentine talisman was instrumental to their only goal in the 1 – 0 win against Athletic Bilbao at the empty camp nou stadium. Rakitic who was brought in to replace Sergio Busquet at the second half fired in the only goal set up by Messi. During the first half, the Barcelona captain stamped on the Athletic side’s defender Yeray. While Messi who turns 33 today tried to break through basque outfit defense Yeray dispossessed him with a fine slide and the Messi’s foot landed on his ankle leaving the Spainiard in agony and looks like he was going to pick up a yellow card,but the referee didn’t award any. According to ‘NewsNow, the Barca man should count himself lucky for not receiving his marching orders in those two matches.
Messi who has been on his 699th career goal since he scored against Leganes and hence been searching for his 700th which till now he’s yet to get but he managed to gain his 250th assist after setting up Rakitic for the goal against Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona now tops the LaLiga table with 3 points off Real Madrid who plays Mallorca tonight after beating Real Sociedad 2 – 1 on Sunday.