Lionel Messi has just scored his first open play goal of the season, with the all-time great running riot against Real Betis since coming on for Barcelona at half-time.
In the 81st minute of the tie, Francisco Trincao played the ball back to Messi, the Argentine then gave it to Sergi Roberto, with the full-back completing a lovely one-two with a fine back-heel pass.
This move had split Betis’ defence, Messi bared down on goal with plenty of time, he showed his usual ice-cold composure as he fired the ball into the top corner from close range.
Lionel Messi with an emphatic finish into the roof of the net! ?
The substitute has two goals and a brilliant step over to set up another since coming on for the second half ? pic.twitter.com/663d07oVM3
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) November 7, 2020
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This is Messi’s sixth goal of the season, the 33-year-old’s first five all came from the penalty spot, with one coming this afternoon.