Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez defend as Barcelona 21 win at Getafe

Lionel Messi made his 399th goal of La Liga and Luis Suarez caught with a net a remarkable volley as Barcelona went 5 points straight at the top of the table with win at Getafe.


Messi of Argentina began the scoring in the twentieth minute when he placed in from very compact angle.

Suarez made the lead double with a vicious hit from the edge of the field.

Jaime Mata sent in to decrease the deficiency earlier than Jorge Molina lost an open goal for Getafe following the break.

The replacement had caught the ball past Marc-Andre ter Stegen the Barce keeper, but after that shot terribly wide from 6 yards.

Win sets Barcelona on to forty points from eighteen games. Atletico Madrid is on 2nd with thirty five points following a drew 1-1 with 3rd placed Sevilla, who score thirty three.

Alaves are 4th with thirty one points, and kept ahead of Real Madrid, who had a shocking 2-0 defeat at home to Real Sociedad.

Getafe had also reached near when Arthur, the midfielder of Barcelona, accidently moved the ball against the post, and Angel Rodriguez discharged wide of the German keeper’s distant post.

They had the ball in the net in the first half, but Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet was judged to have been fouled before Mata had fired home.

In the 1st half they got the ball into the net,but Clement Lenglet, the defender of Barcelona, was judged to have been fouled earliar than the Mata had sent home.

Barcelona had more opportunities to score. Gerard Pique, the defender, had a shot secured at a point-blank distance by keeper David Soria, who also created well blocks to set out 2 shots of Messi.

Messi is now requires only one goal to reach 400 goal mark in the Spanish league goals.

Others who have scored four hundred goals in the European elite leagues are Cristiano Ronaldo, Uwe Seeler, Jimmy McGrory and Imre Schlosser but still with far away to reach to match the only 2 players who have hit 500 league goals – Ferenc Puskás and Josep Bican.

In between these, yesterday night’s win set the Camp Nou side to 5 points clear of Atletico Madrid, who gained 35points from eighteen matches.

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