Lionel Messi, the Argentine Star Player netted his 300th goal on Wednesday evening, before promptly adding a second, as Luis Enrique’s side moved six points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid
Lionel Messi surpassed the 300-goal mark in La Liga as Barcelona moved six points clear at the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon on Wednesday evening.
Messi gave up the chance to become the first player to reach such a goal tally in Spain’s top flight when he opted to pass his penalty kick against Celta Vigo last week, but he struck midway through the first half to give Luis Enrique’s side the lead.
Sporting hit back almost immediately through Carlos Castro, but Messi restored Barca’s advantage before the break and Neymar twice came close to a third.
Another intriguing penalty decision looked as though it could cost the visitors in the second half, when Messi gave up duties to Luis Suarez only to see the Uruguayan fail to convert, but the former Liverpool man made amends with a fine finish to put Barca in control and subdue a vociferous El Molinon crowd.
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