He gained 4-0, with two others from Griezmann, and reduce distance with Atlético de Madrid. The Argentine, who performed 64 minutes, scored once more from a free kick.
Lionel Messi smiles. He performed 64 minutes however it was sufficient to fulfill his scoring starvation. He didn’t have to be there for the entire recreation, nor did Barcelona want him longer than he was. With an excellent objective on the angle and a reunion with the free kick objective since July 2020, Leo contributed a double within the 4-0 away recreation for Granada, through which Antoine Griezmann additionally stood out with two for Ronald Koeman’s staff added his fourth consecutive victory in a League that had not began properly for the Catalans.
Granada, who performed the final quarter of an hour with ten for the expulsion of Jesús Vallejo, went from highest to lowest. Inspired to get into the positions that qualify for the European cups, it took him a minute and 40 seconds to disturb goalkeeper Ter Stegen. It was when Antonio Puertas took benefit of a nasty begin from the Catalan backside and compelled an excellent response from the German goalkeeper.
Nevertheless, when Barcelona settled within the area, it invoiced. At 10 minutes, Pedri – the perfect companion that Messi discovered on this 2021 – bought into the world and bought a nook after which the primary objective got here. Leo dragged marks and performed with Busquets, who put the frontal cross that earlier than reaching Griezmann handed by way of the ft of Soldado, answerable for enabling the French.
Though the linesman raised the flag attributable to Griezmann’s superior place, the referee De Burgos Bengoetxea took a couple of seconds to validate the objective that Barcelona didn’t know whether or not to have fun and that Granada protested with out motive.
The affect was felt by Granada, which step by step pale away, subdued by the play of a Barcelona that at 36 moved away on the scoreboard attributable to a objective from Messi. Griezmann moved the ball and touched for Leo on the proper second, when the Argentine stepped on the world, adjusted the physique and took the left-footed shot that dug into the higher left nook. Though in the beginning of the play, Busquets took the ball along with his hand, which the native staff protested, the referee re-established his place and confirmed the 2-0.
It took him a couple of extra minutes so as to add the second Leo. From a free kick, a place through which he turned a specialist (48 with Barcelona and 6 with the Argentine Nationwide Crew) however from which he had not scored for a very long time, the Rosario took a low shot on the goalkeeper’s put up to place Barcelona’s third , to beat his eleventh objective within the League and to regain the highest of the scorers desk alone. Neither the presence of Neva as a participant on the bottom, the brand new defensive development within the stopped ball, may stop Messi from conquering his 251th objective as a customer with the Barcelona shirt.
Much less resistance supplied Granada within the second half, through which Barcelona rounded off the win. After an try by De Jong, who was inspired at 10 with a shot from the objective of the world that went excessive, Griezmann confirmed that his scoring energy is unbroken. At 18 minutes, Busquets once more confirmed himself within the era of a play that led to a objective, when he opened with Dembelé, who enabled the French to regulate left-handed and outline the 4-0 on the appropriate.
With the match resolved, Ronald Koeman didn’t hesitate and decided that for a very long time appeared forbidden for the Barcelona coaches: when the clock confirmed 64 minutes and 24 seconds, he took Messi out. He was not for a free kick within the space that Pjanic did not get previous the barrier. However it issues little. On the age of 33, Leo accepts the circumstances of his new function, as a result of he confirmed as soon as once more that he’s nonetheless the elemental piece of Barsa.
With these three factors, Barcelona reached 34 and reduce the space with Atlético de Madrid to 4, the chief who, because of the snowstorm within the Spanish capital, needed to droop his match with Athletic de Bilbao.