Lionel Messi scored twice to extend Barcelona lead in the Spanish la liga. Barcelona hosted Espanyol at Camp nou stadium on Saturday evening, the encounter was expected to be a challenging one for the Spanish league champion but the five times Balon d Or winner was able to get Barcelona the result needed. Barcelona have recorded 14 win and 2 draw in the last 16 matches, I believe it is a good stat for a true title contender.
Without any doubt, Barcelona should definitely win the Spanish la liga. They currently sit on top with 69 points, 13 points ahead of second Atletico Madrid.
Lionel Messi has been a driving force in the team so far this season with his great rival playing in another league, the Argentina forward hasn't stopped showing his amazing qualities.
Messi had a bad outing during the international break but trust me, he never let a bit of failure get in his way.
The first half of the match ended in a goalless draw but the second half was full of live as Barcelona stepped up their game to maintain the lead. He opened the score line with a free kick goal in the 71st minutes and crown it with a 89th minute strike.