LIONEL MESSI SEALS HIS 500TH LA LIGA APPERANCE WITH A WIN AND AN ASSIST
Lionel Messi seesm to be picking up pace after a slow start to the campaign. The 33-year-old was awarded the man of the match award against Huesca which was his 500th La Liga apperance. Messi could have featured on the scoresheet as well, however, the South American forward squandered two chances that were saved by Alvaro Hernandez.
Nonetheless, Messi connected beautifuly with Frenkie de Jong to score Barca’s only goal of the game. Leo Messi’s form will prove to be crucial for Barca next as they prepare to travel to face Atheltic Bilbao. Koeman will be banking on Messi to perform against Bilbao after resting the 33-year-old against Eibar in the final game of 2020.