Messi passes from penalty for Suárez's hat-trick as Barça beats Celta 6-1
Monday, February 15, 2016
Yesterday, Barcelona football star Lionel Messi made a risky pass from the penalty spot to , setting up the completion of a Suárez hat-trick against , and Barça defeated them 6–1 in a La Liga match at . Suárez climbed to the top spot for La Liga this season, scoring 23 goals, and FC Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 30 games in all competitions. By passing to Suárez, Messi missed an opportunity to attempt his 300th goal in the Liga.
|You can take a penalty like that, it's legal and there's a Cruyff penalty we all know.|
The match saw four, all for the Celta Vigo players. Barça had eleven shots on target as compared to Vigo's four. was the first booked in the game in the eleventh minute.
Messi opened the scoring for the Catalans in the 28th minute. was booked for a bad foul, and Messi won a free-kick, which he successfully converted into the goal, scoring his 299th goal in La Liga games. About ten minutes later, brought down Swedish striker in the penalty area, and the visitors got a chance to equalise from penalty. Guidetti scored from the penalty spot making the score 1–1 before the half time. was booked in the 42nd minute. The first half ended 1–1 with three bookings in 45 minutes.
Messi in the 59th mminute assisted Suárez via a Uruguayan scored the team's second goal and Barcelona were leading again. Two substitutions were made in the 61st minute for the home side. came for and was replaced by . Celta made a change in the 65th minute as was subbed-in for ., as the
's shot in the 75th minute was blocked, assist from Messi, but Suárez netted his second of the night and Barcelona were 3–1 up. The 78th minute saw two substitutions. replaced Guidetti, and came for .
Messi was fouled around the 81st minute in the penalty area, and won a penalty kick. The Argentine passed from the spot, and Suárez completed his hat-trick. A similar type of goal was scored by the Dutch legend playing for in 1982.
Rakitić scored the fifth goal in the 84th minute from a through ball assist from Suárez, just a minute later afterwas subbed off . In the , Neymar netted a goal, assist from Suárez. The match ended 6–1.
After the match, Barcelona managersaid "There will be those who like it and those who don't [...] You can take a penalty like that, it's legal and there's a Cruyff penalty we all know."
A similar penalty attempt by Arsenal F.C. in 2005 did not work out.
|February 14, 2016|
|FC Barcelona||6–1||, |
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández,
59', 75', 81–82'
|(1–1) HT|| 39–40' (pen.) |
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