It would have been historic. All biographies and summaries of the career of Lionel messi they would have highlighted it over and over again. But fate would have it not be like that for just a few inches. The Barcelona it already fell 2-0 in the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium of Valdebebas before the Real Madrid and the captain was about to score the discount with a shot from another game. In this way, the 10 will continue looking for his goal in the remainder of the match.
Messi He executed a corner from the right sector when the last seconds of the first half were already being played, the ball took effect, surpassed Thibaut Courtois and without any resistance on the way he crashed into the post furthest from the place of impact. There was no one to rebound, so the ball slowly drifted away from the arc without much danger.
Of course, if it had ended in a goal, the action would have ended in controversy. The corner came after an error by the referee team, who did not realize that the ball had hit the foot of Sergiño Dest in the dispute over the band with Ferland Mendy. Likewise, let us remember that for these types of play the VAR he cannot intervene and therefore the goal would have been legal.
Also, the “Flea” had already been the best of his team during an overall low-key first stage of the team Ronald Koeman that hardly uncomfortable to your rival. However, the opportunity he was closest to was today: Messi, from the right wing, hit him with so much effect that he complicated the entire Real Madrid defense and most of all the Belgian goalkeeper. Courtois.
Messi reached a new record
With this meeting, the captain of Barça, became together with Sergio Ramos, in the player with the most matches in the history of the classics. The Argentine equaled the historic central defender of the White House with 45 appearances each. Will this game be Messi’s last against him? Real Madrid? Or will he stay to continue making history in Spanish football?