messi: Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona win friendly | Football News


BARCELONA: Lionel Messi scored twice on Wednesday as Barcelona beat second-division Girona 3-1 in a preseason pleasant.
Messi helped arrange Philippe Coutinho, again from his mortgage at Bayern Munich, for the primary purpose after 21 minutes.
The Argentine scored his first after 45 minutes, spinning on the sting of the penalty space and drilling a shot in off the bottom of the far submit. He scored his second, with a deflected shot, after 50 minutes.
He went off after an hour.
Messi solely returned to coaching at the beginning of final week after saying he needed to go away the membership.
Messi began Barcelona’s first pleasant on Saturday, enjoying 45 minutes with out scoring in a 3-1 victory over third-tier Gimnastica Tarragona.

Earlier on Wednesday, La Liga president Javier Tebas mentioned he was happy Messi had stayed at Barcelona.
“Messi is necessary for our competitors,” mentioned Tebas, at an occasion to advertise the Liga sticker assortment. “He’s a participant who was born in our competitors… and hopefully he’ll end his profession in our league.”
Barcelona used 20 gamers in Wednesday’s sport on the membership’s coaching centre however neither Uruguayan ahead Luis Suarez nor Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal appeared.
Supervisor Ronald Koeman mentioned after the sport he had talked to Suarez and acknowledged Barcelona may not have the ability to promote him.

“If lastly he doesn’t discover a crew and finally ends up staying, he will likely be another participant for the squad,” mentioned Koeman.
Barcelona are as a consequence of begin their league marketing campaign on September 26 or 27 in opposition to Villarreal.



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