Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona, and what a way to do it. The Argentine striker scored a 92nd minute walk-off winner to beat Real Madrid in El Clasico 3-2 on Sunday to move Barca into first place in La Liga. On the counter and with one player more, Messi struck low first time on a ball in the box to beat Keylor Navas. Take a look: That was his second goal of the game and one of the biggest of his career. What a moment for Barca, and the race in La Liga is deadlocked.
Cesc Fabregas has urged Chelsea colleague Eden Hazard to be more selfish and close the gap on the world’s best player, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. “But I’ve told him many times, he needs to be selfish and have that killer instinct – then he will be whatever he wants to be.
Real Madrid’s La Liga title credentials will be put to the test on Wednesday as a tough week continues with a tricky trip to Deportivo La Coruna. This season the Galician side’s Riazor stadium has proven an unhappy hunting ground for top clubs. Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Valencia have all been held to draws there, while Barcelona succumbed to a shock 2-1 defeat last month as the battle by Pepe Mel’s side to avoid the drop gathered pace.