La Liga: Messi Passes Pele In Scoring, Atletico Madrid, Barca & Real Madrid All Clinch Victories
During this week’s La Liga fixtures, Atletico Madrid, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid all clinched victories.
Atlético Madrid defeated Real Sociedad, 2-0. In the first half, neither side managed to score. In the second half, Atlético Madrid’s Mario Hermoso scored his side’s first goal assisted by Yannick Ferrera Carasco. In the last 15 minutes of the game, Atlético Madrid’s Marcos Llorente scored his side’s second goal assisted by Carasco. Atlético Madrid is currently on top of La Liga.
FC Barcelona defeated Real Valladolid, 3-0. In the first half, FC Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet scored the first goal assisted by FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. Shortly after, FC Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite scored the second goal assisted by Serginho Dest. In the second half, Messi scored a brilliant third goal for FC Barcelona assisted by emerging young star Pedri. Messi has now scored 644 goals for FC Barcelona and has surpassed soccer legend Pele’s record for scoring the most goals for a single club. FC Barcelona is currently fifth in La Liga.
Real Madrid continued their winning streak after defeating Granada, 2-0. In the second half, Real Madrid star Casemiro scored the first goal assisted by Marco Asensio. In the added time, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored his side’s second goal assisted by Real Madrid outcast Isco. Real Madrid is currently second in La Liga, having the same number of points as Atletico, but the Galacticos have played two more games.
The players are now on Christmas break and La Liga will return on Dec. 29. FC Barcelona is scheduled to face Eibar at the Camp Nou. Atletico Madrid is scheduled to face Getafe at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Real Madrid is scheduled to face Elche at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero.
The La Liga race is still far from over and there will likely be many twists as games return after Christmas break.