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Lionel Messi struck late for Barcelona to give them victory against Atletico Madrid.
The diminutive Argentine picked up the ball just inside the Atleti half and carried it to near the box.
He laid it off to Luis Suarez who gave Messi the ball back and he let rip with a first time shot to beat Jan Oblak at the near post.
Messi has scored 614 goals for Barcelona. Feel like he's scored this one at least 150 times before pic.twitter.com/tnHSCimJrN
- Ryan Baldi (@RyanBaldiFW) December 1, 2019
Twitter reacted to the sensational strike.
Valverde's strategy of "Messi, please for the love of god win this shit for me" worked wonders.
- Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) December 1, 2019
Oh Messi, what a goal. The diminutive dios scores yet another beauty. :clap::clap:
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 1, 2019
Full time: Messi magic. Three points. Run it back. 0-1. pic.twitter.com/2cASHfHkOs
- barcacentre (@barcacentre) December 1, 2019
Messi's goal caps off a fine week for the Barcelona captain.
He ran the show in the Champions League in midweek on his 700th Barcelona appearance,
Messi managed to score as well as assist Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann in their 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund.
Bu this evening, it was Diego Simeone's side who looked most likely to get all three points.
Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen made two incredible saves in the first half to keep the score level.
One save in particular saw the German save Mario Hermoso's strike with his legs from point blank range.
:hand_splayed: INCREDIBLE save from ter Stegen!
:x: Barcelona under real pressure, but the German stopper denies Hermoso and Atletico what would have been an opening goal pic.twitter.com/Y3RYdOwieR
- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) December 1, 2019
It's set to be a big week for the Argentine forward as he's likely to win his sixth Ballon d'Or tomorrow.
Furthermore, he'll be taking on Real Madrid in two weeks time in the first El Clasico of the season.
Barca and Real Madrid are currently locked in an intense battle at the top of La Liga.
This evening's result sees Ernesto Valverde's side move to the top of the table on goal difference.
If Messi is in this kind of form in a few weeks, then it could be big blow to land in the title race.
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