Lionel Messi scored two goals and provided two assists as Barcelona beat Real Valladolid to return to the top of La Liga (Video)
Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 5-1 win over Real Valladolid with 2 goals and 2 assists as the Catalans return to the top of La Liga.
Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet gave the home side the lead early on before Kiko equalize for Valladolid.
Arturo Vidal was on hand to poke in Messi’s pass to restore Barcelona’s lead before the Argentine scored a fantastic free kick - his 50th freekick goal of his career.
Barcelona needed to win this match to reclaim top position on the La Liga table, which they did magnificently.
Barcelona didn’t play over the weekend as their game against Real Madrid was postponed for safety reasons because of the protests happening in Catalonia.