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(Video) Goal: Barcelona 1-0 Almeria – Lionel Messi nets a cracking curler to open scoring

Argentine bags a superb strike.

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Lionel Messi got Barcelona off and running against Almeria with a superb curling effort on the half-hour, and helping Luis Enrique’s side to push on with their La Liga title challenge.

Messi saw arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo overtake him in the goal-scoring charts over the weekend, the Real Madrid star bagging five against Granada, but this effort will help him close the gap once again.

A win over Almeria will help Barcelona to keep themselves clear of Real Madrid and reigning champions Atletico Madrid.

Watch as the Argentine superbly finds himself some space before guiding the ball past Almeria keeper Julian, and you wouldn’t bet against Messi getting himself on the score-sheet again before the night it out.

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