Barcelona took a 2-1 lead against Getafe at the Camp Nou on Thursday in La Liga thanks to a hilarious own goal by center-back Sofian Chakla after 30 minutes.
Chakla tried to pass back to his goalkeeper David Soria under no pressure at all but only succeeded in casually slotting the ball into his own net to put Barca ahead for the second time in the match.
Soria frantically ran back to try and save the situation but could do nothing to prevent the ball crossing the line.
Barcelona took the lead after just eight minutes when Lionel Messi latched onto a brilliant through-ball from Sergio Busquets and smashed a fine finish past Soria for his 22nd goal of 2021.
However, Getafe hit back just four minutes later with a fortuitous goal of their own. Nemanja Maksimovic’s cross was flicked on by Angel Rodriguez and then hit Clement Lenglet’s hand and beat a wrong-footed Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the Barca goal.
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Another Record For Messi
Messi went on to add a third goal for Barcelona before half-time to put the hosts in charge of the game. The goal was Messi’s 25th in La Liga this season and means he hits yet another landmark in his stunning career.
Lionel Messi is the only player to score 25+ league goals in each of the last 12 seasons.
Incredible. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/TnurO5fV0S
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 22, 2021
The goal came after Messi took possession from Pedri. The captain lashed a shot past Soria that hit the post and rebounded out, but the captain was quick to respond and slotted home from a tight angle.
Rather incredibly, Messi has scored more La Liga goals in the 2020-21 season than all of the Getafe players combined, according to Opta.
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