Barcelona wins on landmark evening for Lionel Messi



After a testing begin to the season, targets from Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory and eased a number of the stress on Ronald Koeman’s facet.

Willian Jose gave Socieded, who dropped off the highest spot after Wednesday’s sport, an early lead when he tapped in Cristian Portu’s cross halfway by way of the primary half.

However Barcelona responded rapidly as Alba curled a shot into the highest nook earlier than establishing De Jong simply earlier than halftime following a VAR evaluate.

“The primary half was unbelievable, we must always have scored extra targets,” Koeman instructed reporters after the sport, per Reuters.
Jordi Alba celebrates with Messi after scoring Barcelona's opening goal.

“We have been intense, we put them below loads of stress and we ran ourselves into the bottom.”

“Actual Sociedad are glorious on the ball however we saved robbing it off them, we pressed them so effectively. It was an open sport as a result of our opponents know how one can play very effectively however the sport belonged to us and it was a deserved triumph.”

In what was a landmark night for Messi, the Argentine notched his three hundredth house victory, which incorporates 211 in La Liga, 53 within the Champions League, 30 within the Copa del Rey and 6 within the Supercopa, in line with Opta.

Barcelona subsequent faces Valencia on Saturday, whereas Sociedad travels to Levante, a facet which has gone practically 4 weeks with out a win.


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