Lionel Messi scored one penalty and incomprehensible another as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid 1-0 on Sat to open up a seven-point lead at the highest of La Liga. The Catalans compete way below their spirited best, however, weren’t troubled by the guests at the Nou Camp as they over a run of 3 consecutive attracts all told competitions.
Ousmane Dembele was bimanual his initial begin when injury and loan sign language Kevin-Prince Boateng featured for under the second time since the change of integrity in January as Ernesto Valverde rested Luis Suarez before Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Olympique geographical area.
Barcelona struggled to make possibilities against a decent Valladolid defense, solely breaking the stalemate once Messi born-again a penalty won by Gerard Pique simply before intermission for his twenty-second league goal of the season.
Messi nearly scored his second early within the last half however former Barcelona goalkeeper Jordi Masip accomplished a wide-ranging stop to deny La Liga’s high scorer from shut vary.
The Argentine had another probability from the penalty spot within the final stages when substitute Philippe Coutinho was fouled however Masip created another spectacular save to deny him.