It’s That Man Messi Again For Barcelona

Lionel Messi’s sensational run of form continued today in Barcelona’s 2-0 victory over Bilbao.

Barcelona maintained their four-point lead atop La Liga following a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames. Lionel Messi scored the first for Barcelona, his 12th of the 10-game La Liga season, in the 36th minute. Paulinho added the second in the 92nd to ensure the three points for Barca.

Remarkably, that’s Paulinho’s third goal of the season for the club, moving him level with Luis Suarez in league play as Barca’s second highest scorer. With Messi in the kind of form he’s currently in, the club hasn’t had any real need for additional marksmen.

Messi started and finished a brilliant team move for Barca’s opening goal with Jordi Alba applying a great assist. 

Paulinho then profited off a Luis Suarez shot to move level with the Uruguayan on goals.

The pressure is now on Real Madrid to avoid any sort of slip-up when they visit Girona on Sunday. Barcelona are currently enjoying an eight-point gap over their rivals.

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