La Liga Result: Messi scores a brace as Barcelona win 4-1 against SD Huesca, move to second on the points table

Barcelona vs SD Huesca: It was a coast for Messi and Co as Messi celebrated his 767th apperance for Barcelona by beating SD Huesca 4-1 on the night and jumping to 2nd on the points table and are now just four points behind the table toppers, Atlético Madrid.
ImageIt was captain fantastic Lionel Messi who made it 1-0 after curling a top drawer left-footed finish into the top-corner in the 13th minute.
ImageGriezmann doubled the tally when he scored an absolute thunderbolt from outside the box, the goal being similar to Messi’s 13th minute strike.
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SD Huesca had a ray of hope in extra time when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Mir, which he dispatched into the bottom right corner to make it 2-1.
But it was Mingueza who dashed the hopes of a SD Huesca comeback when he headed home to make it 3-1 in the 53rd minute before Messi completed the formalities with a sweet strike from outside the box to add a fourth to their tally.
ImageBarcelona resumed normal service after getting knocked out in the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint Germain with a performance of desire, flair and flamboyance.
They had the chance to score more but the woodwork denied Alba and De Jong from getting onto the score sheet.
SD Huesca had their chances to test the Barcelona keeper but did not do enough. Barcelona could have also made this a field day with the chances they too had but would be happy with a 4-1 win which takes them to 2nd place for now.
Barcelona now have a trip to Real Sociedad while SD Huesca play a home match against Osasuna in their next fixtures.


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