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Lionel Messi’s assists hat-trick secured Barca’s victory

Lionel Messi's assists hat-trick secured Barca's victory

Barcelona is still three points behind then the team of Zidane after the 23rd round in the Spanish La Liga. But earlier, Zidane’s team moved 6 points ahead by winning their match. Later, Barcelona reduced the difference to 3 successfully. However, the captain of the team Lionel Messi did not get the goal but Lionel Messi’s assists hat-trick secured Barca’s victory! Barcelona went behind twice times but both times, they turned around successfully and beat the local team Real Betis.

At the venue of Real Betis, earlier today, the team of Quique Setien won by a 3 – 2 goals. At the end of the game, both teams became the ten men’s squad. Through the victory, Barcelona has successfully reduced the difference with the top-ranked team Real Madrid. Osasuna was defeated by the most successful Spanish club earlier today by a 4 – 1 goal. So, by playing 23rd round in La Liga, Real Madrid is holding the top position on the La Liga point table. With the 49 points, the Catalan club is on the 2nd position so far. 

In the last August, Barcelona destroyed Real Betis in the first leg of La Liga by a 5 – 2 goals at the Camp Nou. In the last match, Barcelona faced the defeat against Athletic Bilbao and ruled out from the Copa del Rey. Once again, at the beginning of the game against Betis, Barcelona went behind in the 6th minute of the game. Through the spot-kick, Betis took the lead of the game. Into the box, the ball was touched by the French defender Lenglet and so, the referee gave the local team a penalty using the VAR. 

However, Betis could not celebrate the goal for a long time. In the 9th minute, Messi passed the ball and breaking the off-side trap, the new signing of Barca De Jong scored the goal. In the 23rd minute, the Argentine striker missed a golden chance. Griezmann passed the ball into the box but Messi failed to control it properly and took the weak shot. Just four minutes later, Vidal lost control of the ball in the midfield and Fekir got the chance. From outside of the box, with a perfect shot, the 26 years old French forward once again led Real Betis ahead.

In the additional minute of the first half, Barcelona returned to the game once again. Messi made his 3rd assist in the 72nd minute when Lenglet led the Catalan club ahead for the first time in the game.

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