FC Barcelona spilled factors towards Valencia on Saturday regardless of a particular document for Lionel Messi. The Argentinian scored his 643rd aim for the Spanish membership, equaling a document set by Pelé, but it surely was not sufficient for the win: 2-2. Chief Atlético Madrid did beat Elche at dwelling.
Messi misses a penalty, however scores in rebound
Messi signed towards Valencia for the 1-1, equaling Pelé’s document of most objectives for one membership. The now eighty-year-old Brazilian scored his 643rd and final aim for the Santos in 1974. Messi began his aim manufacturing for Barcelona on Might 1, 2005.
At Barcelona, Frenkie de Jong began on the bench. The Dutchman got here in firstly of the second half. Jasper Cillessen remains to be absent from Valencia because of an damage.
Mouctar Diakhaby gave the guests the lead after half an hour. The Frenchman was fully free at a nook after a operating motion and easily hit the top.
Within the further time of the primary half, coach Ronald Koeman’s crew acquired a penalty after a foul by José Gayà, who initially acquired a crimson card. After the referee had seen the pictures, the Valencia defender was allowed to stay standing.
Messi noticed his penalty kick turned by goalkeeper Jaume Doménech, however a number of seconds later he headed within the 1-1.
After the break, defender Ronald Araújo put Koeman’s formation forward with a volley. It was not sufficient for the three factors, as a result of Maximiliano Gómez tapped in a cross from Gayà fifteen minutes later: 2-2. Within the closing section, Philippe Coutinho nonetheless had the very best probabilities on the 3-2, however no extra objectives have been scored.
Because of the draw, Barcelona stays the quantity 5 in La Liga with 21 factors after 13 matches. The hole to chief Atlético is eight factors, though the membership from Madrid has performed one recreation much less.
Atlético Madrid booked a victory over Elche earlier within the day, partly because of two objectives from Luis Suárez. The chief was 3-1 too robust for Spain’s quantity fifteen in-house.
The 33-year-old Suárez broke the spell within the Wanda Metropolitano simply earlier than half-time. The previous Ajax participant minimally prolonged a move from Kieran Trippier, but it surely was sufficient for the 1-0. After the break, the striker slid right into a low cross from Yannick Carrasco on the far put up.
The match in Madrid appeared determined, however the guests introduced the strain again fully 4 minutes after the 2-0. Lucas Boyé headed from shut vary after a nook kick. It was solely the fifth aim of the season for Atlético.