Messi leads Barcelona to convincing victory, sublime assist Frenkie de Jong

On Wednesday evening FC Barcelona washed away the hangover of the unnecessary tie against Cádiz FC against relegation candidate Elche: 3-0. Lionel Messi was the big man, Frenkie de Jong had a nice supporting role.

De Jong was given a base place at Camp Nou by Ronald Koeman, who desperately needed a victory over Elche. Initially it was difficult: Barça hardly created opportunities, so Elche remained fairly simple and took peace without damage.
That changed two minutes after the tea: Messi started a solo, combined with Martin Braithwaite and shot the opening hit: 1-0, not much later it became 2-0, again by Messi. But De Jongs assist was better: the Orange-International showed his heels to the entire Elche defense and gave Messi his second goal of the evening.

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Due to his seventeenth and eighteenth league reffers of the season, Messi is just back in the top scoring ranking of La Liga. Jordi Alba eventually took care of the final chord. Braithwaite put the ball ready for the left back, which shot flawlessly: 3-0.
Sergiño Dest then entered the field for Alba and was allowed to participate for another fifteen minutes. Through the victory, Barcelona reduces the backlog of the leader Atlético Madrid to five points. But the Catalans have played a game more. Real Madrid has two points more than Barça.

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