Jose Zorrilla Stadium is the place where Valladolid received a visit from FC Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga. We have player ratings.
FC Barcelona visited Jose Zorrilla Stadium tonight for a crucial match against Real Valladolid. The Catalan club is struggling to find perfect form in La Liga and a fresh defeat could take them off the race for the title. Lionel Messi was the man to lead the Blaugrana in their attempt to win this evening in a complicated venue.
The Argentine played a spectacular game throughout the 90 minutes that ended with him finally breaking Pele’s record. He assisted Clement Lenglet on the first goal during the first half. Ten minutes before half-time, Serginho Dest assisted Martin Braithwaite in a collective play that Messi also commanded. It was a nearly perfect performance from the captain on a night where he found a perfect partner in Pedri.
Leo beats Pele’s record.
Even though he already reached Pele’s all-time record of most goals for a single club, Messi still wanted to beat this historic stat. It finally happened during the second half through a beautiful combination with Pedri. The youngster assisted Messi with a sublime backheel pass that left him alone in front of the goalie.
With this goal, Leo stands alone as the player with the most goals scored for a single club in football history (644). It’s a night to remember for a player who has given everything to FC Barcelona over the last two decades.
Valladolid: Masip (6), Martinez (5), Sanchez (6), Michel (5), Hervias (5), Alcaraz (5), Fernandez (6), Plano (5), Weissman (5), Jota (5), Maranhao (5).
Bench: Suarez (5), Perez (5), Mesa (6), Orellana (6), Guardiola (5).
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen (8), Alba (7), Lenglet (7), Araujo (7), Mingueza (7), Dest (7), Pjanic (8), De Jong (8), Pedri (9), Messi (9), Braithwaite (7).
Bench: Firpo (7), Busquets (6), Umtiti (5), Coutinho (6).
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