Lionel Messi on 34 goals after Barca win
Barcelona beat Villarreal today in a Copa del Rey semi-final. Final score 3-1 to Barcelona. Messi is on 34 goals this season in all competitions.
First goal of the game came late in the first half when Luis Suarez assisted Lionel Messi who swept in a 16 yard shot. He is now on 34 goals in all competitions this season while his Real Madrid rival, Cristiano Ronaldo is currently on 36 goals.
Villareal’s Manu Trigueros equalised early in the second half of the game, but Barca scored again though Andres Iniesta followed by another goal from a Gerard Pique header. Neymar had a golden opportunity when gifted a penalty, but it was saved by the keeper.
Villarreal was in good form and had won their last 20 games except when they last played Barcelona. This second defeat from Barca today showed how lethal their game is. They dominated the visitors with 73% of possession. Barcelona play their second leg of the Copa del Rey on the 4 March.