Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a sensational 3-2 win over 10-man in the last moment of the “clasico” on Sunday, leaving the Spanish league title race wide open. Messi scored the winner when Real were down to 10 men after Sergio Ramos was shown a red card late in the second half. Barca were 2-1 ahead at the time after goals by Messi and Ivan Rakitic had cancelled out Casemiro’s opener for Real, who additionally lost Gareth Bale to injury, after a ankle leg issue forced the Welsh forward off late in the principal half, per Aaron Flanagan of the Sunday Mirror.
Check How Messi took Barcelona to a magical win
Sergio Garcia, Masters Champion, was on the pitch minutes before kick-off. With his kick the greatest rivalry in world football was kickstarted
The corner cames in from Kroos and it was cleared the extent that Marcelo was on the lift. He then hanged cross to the far post. Ramos prods a volley against the post. Barcelona’s defenders still haven’t responded and Casemiro scores.
33rd minute Barcelona responded. With his teeths still in place, Messi, got a stunning ball from Rakitic and blasted into the box. Enrique anticipated that him would score thus he did.
Ivan Rakitic picked up possession 20 yards from goal. He skilled, coming inside, on to his left foot, and twisted a relentless shot into the far corner!
Sergio Ramos needed to stop Messi and doing that-he makes a silly test. Referee just couldn’t stop a red card.
Marcelo fired a cross into the far post and James Rodriguez moved in unnoticed to loft a left-footer over Ter Stegen!
With his 500th Barcelona goal, Messi simply finished the Clasico Saga with a ball from Jordi Alba. GOAL Messi (2-3)