Lionel Messi A Goal Shy Of Incredible Feat At Barcelona


Lionel Messi netted his 399th La Liga goal in Sunday’s 2-1 win at Getafe and is now a goal away from reaching 400 goal mark in the Spanish topflight.

The Argentine opened the scoring in the 20th minute when he slotted in from a tight angle.

Louis Suarez doubled the lead with a venomous shot from the edged the box but Jaime Mata fired in to reduce the deficit.

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The victory moved Barcelona five points clear at the top of the log on 40 points from 18 games. Atletico Madrid, who drew 1-1 with third placed Sevila are second.

Alaves are fourth with 31 points ahead of defending champions Real Madrid, who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home against Real Sociedad.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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