VIDEO: Neymar sets up Lionel Messi for brilliant Barcelona goal vs Real Sociedad
Published November 28, 2016
Lionel Messi came to Barcelona’s rescue last night to help them get an undeserved draw at Real Sociedad. Luis Enrique called the game the worst performance of his reign with Barcelona second best in every regard bar the scoreline. They were even beaten on possession, registering 47.7%, the lowest since the start of the Pep Guardiola era. Despite this, there was one moment of magic that came thanks to their tremendous forward line.
Neymar ran riot down the right, selling a dummy to one marker before gliding beyond another. Nearing the touchline, he had a look up and, seeing Messi running into the box, pulled the ball back to give his teammate the perfect pass. Messi took a touch before rifling his shot into the bottom corner.
William Jose put La Real into the lead six minutes before Messi’s goal. The home side later hit the post through Carlos Vela and had a Juanmi goal wrongly disallowed. They can understandably feel aggrieved about not picking up all three points. Barca will have to raise their game for next weekend’s Clasico.