Lionel Messi scored a brace in FC Barcelona’s victory over Getafe, while Atlético de Madrid won against Huesca on Thursday night.
In the La Liga title race, Atlético de Madrid, first, and Barça, fourth, surrendered blow for blow since the two mastodons won this Thursday, April 22 against Huesca and Getafe. In the fight for Europe, Napoli defeated Lazio after a crazy game, while Leicester consolidate their third place.
As usual, Lionel Messi shone. Against Getafe, the Argentinian showed the full extent of his talent on Matchday 32 of La Liga. In the legs in the first period, the Pulga started strong by crushing a strike on the crossbar, after a shot from the area. The six-time Ballon d’Or was subsequently consoled by scoring a double and thus participated in the victory of his team (5-2), which is five points behind the leader, Atlético de Madrid. He then left a penalty to Antoine Griezmann, late in the game when he could afford a hat-trick.
Thanks to his achievements tonight, the playing master of the Azulgranas scored his 25th goal in the league … More than the entire Getafe team this season in La Liga (24). He also becomes the first player to score 25 league goals in 12 consecutive seasons in the five major European leagues.
The Colchoneros are recovering their health. While they were 10 points ahead of their first pursuers in La Liga on January 31, Diego Simeone’s men had two poor performances against Betis Sevilla (1-1) and against Sevilla FC (1-0) . Since then, Atlético de Madrid has been improving. After a large victory against Eibar (5-0) last Sunday, the Madrid club this time beat Huesca (2-0). Thanks to this victory, he is three points ahead of Real Madrid and six over third-placed Sevilla FC.
There was a spectacle in Serie A. On Matchday 32, Napoli faced Lazio. And the Gli Azzurri won with a score of 5 to 2. In the race for Europe, Gennaro Gattuso’s men take an option over their competitors in the race for Europe. Indeed, they are fifth with five points ahead of six days from the end of their evening rival. Thanks to his double, Lorenzo Insigne became the fourth top scorer in the history of the Neapolitan club in Serie A (83). He passes in front of the legend Diego Maradona (81).
After two consecutive defeats in the league, Leicester came out of the water against West Bromwich (3-0), on the 32nd day of the Premier League. Thanks to his goal against the 19th in the English league, Kelechi Iheanacho scored 13 goals in all competitions in 2021. Only Harry Kane does better with 15 goals. Thanks to this victory, the Foxes consolidate their third position and are four points ahead of Chelsea, fourth.