The six-time Balon D’or winner reached another milestone yesterday as he assists Ivan Rakitic who scored the only goal for Barcelona in their home win against Athletic Bilbao.
Messi’s 250 assists came at the time it was needed most because recent performance by the players has been very poor and below expectations of the supporters.
Barcelona was under a lot of pressure before yesterday’s game as it was a must-win for them if they want to stand any chance of winning the league this season as Real Madrid continued to pile up the pressure.
After a horrible performance in the first half, they were able to score a lone goal in the second half but the overall performance of the team remained below par.
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The striker was able to up his game a bit last night with some good runs and some shot on target but he was unable to score or me any assists. He was replaced by Ansu Fati in the second half.
Griezmann continues to struggle and his yet to impress the fans following his big-money move from Athletico Madrid last summer. FC Barcelona coach, Quique Setien has declared the striker untouchable and that he’s still in his plans for next season. This came after some speculations that the board was looking to sell him in the summer.
Ruqui Puig The Next Iniesta?
The La Masia breed was delivered a spectacular performance last night after coming on for Arthur.
Quique Setien admitted that the introduction of Puig played an important role in the team’s win last night. With such amazing performance, the young star has definitely cemented his place for a starting line up in the future.
The Brazilian youngster continues to struggle as he was quickly replaced in the early minutes of the second half. He’s performance has been heavily criticized by some section of the fans who accused him of always making backward and sideways passes.
The player has been heavily liked with a potential move to Juventus as multiple sources reported that FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with Juventus for his transfer.
Though the payer has made it clear that he wants to stay at the club, multiple sources reported that the club is hoping to cash in on him. Quique Setien made it clear that Arthur is still in his plans and he won’t be sold but his performance have been below expectations.
Yet again had a spectacular performance, crowned with an assist. Before his 33rd birthday, he had:
6 Ballon d’Or
10 La Liga titles
4 Champions League Title
6 European Golden shoes
Such an enormous milestone for the player.