His 334th league win with the club tied with former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas for most all-time in the competition. He takes a very good free kick.
"The matches are close together, so we'll see if Messi rests or not". "Family, friends. My 6-year-old (asked me) 'Why do they kill you in Argentina, daddy?'"
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has revealed that he has been playing for the Catalan giants through groin injury pain since December 2018.
Messi made the revelation in an interview with Argentinian radio station 94.7 while on global duty with the national team. "But by now he knows perfectly where the rivals' weaknesses are,", the Barca coach had said back then.
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After being fouled by Victor Sanchez a yard outside the box, Messi's delicate free kick beat both Lopez and Sanchez on the line to get Valverde's men off the mark. Second place: Lionel Messi. His jersey is the top-selling for Espanyol, which is owned by a Chinese businessman. "In the end, despite the fact that it was hard, we have got the goals and won - deservedly after what you could see on the field". The other Chinese in Spain's first division was Zhang Chengdong, who played briefly for Rayo Vallecano in the 2015-16 season.
With second-placed Atletico Madrid travelling to Alaves later in the day, the champions took advantage of the chance to extend their lead.
Saul Niguez and Diego Costa scored early in the first half, and Alvaro Morata and Thomas Partey sealed the victory after halftime. "It would have been so different if we'd scored one of them", he said.
"When I made the decision to return, there were many who criticised the decision".
Getafe saw their Champions League prospects dealt a blow after they lost 2-0 at home to Leganes.