Quique Setién’s team showed encouraging signs on the last day of the Spanish tournament thinking about the Champions. Messi scored a double.
Lionel Messi asked for reaction after the last day in which Madrid secured the title of The league, and Barcelona answered. The culé set showed encouraging signs after winning this Sunday by 5-0 to Alaves in a match corresponding to the last day of the contest. Barça now thinks about the Champions.
After the 2-1 defeat against Osasuna at the Camp Nou, which had served the title to Merengue, Messi was tough: he criticized the level of the team and put the cards on the table: playing that way they could not fight in Europe.
And it seems that his teammates took those words very seriously, and they responded accordingly within the Mendizorroza Stadium playing field.
Although they had an unpublished bank of substitutes of five players (two were goalkeepers), the Blaugrana reached them with a starting eleven that begins to shape with a view to the decisive stage of the Champions League in Lisbon.
At the beginning of the match, the two young promises of Barcelona showed that they want to be against Napoli: Riqui Puig had the first danger with a powerful shot that ended in the crossbar, while Ansu Fati did find the net after a shot in the area girl after a pass from Messi.
Like Barcelona, the Argentine also had one of his best performances since soccer returned. He was sharp with his left foot, he connected with everyone and he even managed to sign his first meeting with more than one goal scored in almost five months.
Uruguayan Suárez was not far behind and also scored a great goal after a great collective move. And even the Chilean Arturo Vidal had his chance, but the Alavés goalkeeper prevented him with a great blow.
The goals of Semedo and Messi in the complement closed the rout for a Barcelona that needed a match like these to demonstrate to itself -and Messi- that when it is with all the lights on, it remains one of the most dangerous teams in the old continent .
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