FC Barcelona managed a great, epic and late victory in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium against Real Madrid (2-3) and keep alive their hopes to win their third consecutive league.
When there was only thirteen seconds of the injury time to play left, Messi received a killer pass from Jordi Alba and connected a brilliant shot with his left foot unattainable for Keylor Navas. In the first half, Casemiro y Messi put a 1-1 draw in the scoreboard and at the second Rakitic and James scored too. But when the local fans celebrated the result, Messi turned up to score the winning goal and silenced them.
Barça and Real Madrid are at the top of the table with 75 points, but the whites have one game to play against Celta at Balaidos. Next Barça match will face Osasuna at Camp Nou this coming Wednesday (7.30 pm).
Could not be, the second historic comeback was not consummated and FC Barcelona were eliminated from the Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus. The result of the 1st leg (3-0) was sufficient for the Italian team, which proved to be a solid team and very well worked tactically especially on the defensive terms.
Luis Enrique's team search another epic result that would keep him alive in the top European competition, but the ‘bianconeros’ were very insurance in defence and gave no option to the Blaugrana’s squad.
FC Barcelona says bye to the Champions League, but remains with options to rise with LaLiga and the Copa del Rey. All options to win this double will be if they win ‘El Clásico’, Real Madrid - FC Barcelona, next Sunday (20.45h) at the Santiago Bernabéu.
FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad, two teams that prioritize the touch and the offensive game, promised a great spectacle and so they offered. With one half-time for each team, both fought to takr three important points that did not keep them away from their objectives.
Camp Nou saw five goals and all in the first half. Messi (17' and 37') put forward the Blaugrana team. La Real narrowed the gap with a own goal from Umtiti (42'), but FC Barcelona reacted with a goal from Paco Alcacer (44'). The happiness was not very extensive, as Xabi Prieto (45') put the 3-2 before the half-time.
The scoreboard did not move in the second half and FC Barcelona add three vital points to face the most important week of the season. Tuesday they will receive the Juventus in the second leg of the Champions League 1/4 finals and Sunday they will visit the Santiago Bernabeu in one of his last chances to win the league.
Less than a month after the miracle against Paris Saint Germain, FC Barcelona are once again in need of a historical comeback in the Champions League, this time for the quarter-finals second leg against Juventus. The Italian champion managed a superb victory over the blue-and-reds (3-0).
Just as was the case in Paris, the match got off to a bad start with Paulo Dybala scoring two brilliant goals with his talented left foot, the first after seven minutes, and then, fifteen minuts later, the second. Iniesta has made a good shot but Buffon made a crucial and a fantastic save.
In the second half, Barça improved their level and Luis Suarez created another chance but Buffon was spectacular again. And Chiellini sealed the result with a header in a corner.
Barça and Juve will see each other face-to-face again in the second leg, to be held in the Camp Nou this coming Wednesday 19th at 8.45 pm.
FC Barcelona couldn't take advantage from the draw between Real Madrid and Atlético and some hours later the blues-and-reds lost against Malaga at La Rosaleda (2-0) and miss out on the chance to return to the top of the table.
Barça dominated the game but were surprised by Malaga in two counter-attacks. Sandro, in the first half, and Jony, in the second, scored the goals. Iniesta only played the second 45 minutes.
Barça remains in the second place of the table with 69 points, three behind the whites. Next League game will see them face Real Sociedad at Camp Nou this coming Saturday (20.45 h.).