Lionel Messi regained the Barcelona title with a superb free kick in Sunday’s clash with Valencia.
After their mid-week home loss to Granada which saw Barca lose out on a chance to take the lead in La Liga, Ronald Koeman’s side desperately needed to take on Valencia, even more so as their Atletico rivals Madrid and Real Madrid have won title. Saturday.
Things didn’t go to plan when Gabriel Paulista led the forces in the lead immediately after the restart.
But Messi leveled things in the 56th minute, heading home after his initial penalty was saved.
Antoine Griezmann then intercepted the game five minutes later, when a free ball came in and Messi increased the visitors with a spectacular free kick shortly afterwards.
The little magician fired his set piece over Jasper Cillessen’s dive and off the post. Argentine bur ace poetry.