Tuesday , January 31 2023

Barcelona: With the goal and 2 assists, Messi saves the team in the King's Cup – Football


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Many things have changed with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, and Barcelona survived the last 16 of the King's Cup, the team that defeated Levante 3-0 on Thursday (17) with an Argentine goal and two assists for Dembélé, reversed 2-1 defeat was given in the first stage, in which he played without a shirt 10 and qualified for the quarter-finals.

Three-goal appearances led Messi to an impressive personal mark. He was directly involved in the Barcelona goals of 801 with 576 goals and 225 assists in 660 matches.

He is not pleased to leave his goal in the 9th minute of the second half, taking advantage of a good cross from Semedo, the Argentinean was also the assistant to Dembélé to score the first two. More than simple, he gave real gifts in front of the goal.

Both moments when Messi was a waiter had less than two minutes. In the 30th of the first half, took the lead with a dribbling of his opponent, stole the ball, followed diagonally until the entrance to the area and touched Dembélé open the score.

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Less than two minutes later, Messi took the mark around him with possession of the ball and, in due time, triggered Dembélé between Levante defenders. The Frenchman could even reach the goalkeeper's exit, but preferred to defeat him before he finished.

It is worth remembering that Messi was spared in the first leg and was not on the field in a loss of 2-1 – Philippe Coutinho made Barça alone. The result for the quarterfinals will be held on Friday.

Controversy can also take place in Barcelona

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Chumi's presence in the first leg could make Barca in the King's Cup

The Tower leaves Barcelona alive in the King's Cup, but everything can change. This Thursday, the Spanish newspaper "El Mundo" published this the club would have dropped a suspended player in the first leg against the Levant; is defender Juan Brandariz, "Chumi". If there is a complaint, the team can be punished.

Camp Nou has the worst audience of the season

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The low temperature in Barcelona and the possibility of eliminating the King's Cup seem to have removed the blue crowd crowd in Camp Nou on Thursday. Despite winning 3-0, the newspaper "Mundo Deportivo" pointed out that the club had the worst public of the season so far, with 42,838 supporters.

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