In the 50th minute of Barcelona’s pre-season friendly against Girona this evening, Lionel Messi bagged his second of the night – just six game minutes after his first, which came right before halftime.
New-boy Francisco Trincao showed his exciting talent by tricking a defender on the right-wing before playing the ball behind to Sergi Roberto, quickly slotted it into Messi.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner picked up the ball with his back to goal before turning around and launching a ferocious shot towards goal, the strike hit the back of the net after a deflection.
Receive the pass.
Off the back.
Nothing but net.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 16, 2020
Pictures from Barcelona TV.
Barcelona won’t kick off their new season until the end of the month owing to the extended break they were granted due to their progress in the Champions League.