It’s safe to say that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez delivered a healthy dose of revenge to Celta for dealing them their worst defeat in years earlier this season. With Barcelona safely ahead with a 3-1 lead at the 80′ mark, Messi had a chance at a penalty kick, but instead of simply trying to make the attempt, he and Suarez teamed up for a bit of trickery to catch the Celta goalkeeper off guard and stun Nou Camp with a sensational goal.
The wonderful piece of trickery brought back memories of an ill-fated attempt by Thierry Henry and Robert Pires to do something similar in a famous flop many years ago. The difference was, unlike the two Arsenal legends, Messi and Suarez pulled it off:
That is why I’ll always be a fan of Messi’s before Ronaldo! Truly unselfish footballer who cares more for the team than his own records!!
— Powly (@DanielPowell97) February 14, 2016
Barca are genuinely that good that they don’t even take football seriously anymore. https://t.co/KtJS7lKqhA
— Gene Oliver (@genepoli) February 14, 2016
Barca fans right now.. pic.twitter.com/noxOreuLf3
— Goal Digger (@FCBGoalDigger) February 14, 2016
— Martin Guilfoyle (@MartyGuilfoyle) February 14, 2016
Messi and Suarez just did the most filthy Penalty I’ve ever seen. WOW.
— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) February 14, 2016
— Football Tipster (@Footy_Tipster) February 14, 2016
The win for Barcelona gave them 30 consecutive games in all competitions without a defeat. The only clubs to beat them in any competition since they won the Champions League are Celta and Athletic Bilbao – both of which came on the road – far away from Nou Camp.