Barcelona hammer Valladolid

Barcelona played host to Valladolid on Tuesday evening as they looked to regain their spot atop of La Liga.

Somewhat surprisingly, it is Granada that are currently Barca’s biggest rivals for top spot with the newly-promoted side one point above Barcelona before they faced Valladolid.

However, the Catalonian giants were quick to knock Granada off their perch with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Valladolid.

Clement Lenglet, Arturo Vidal Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi (2) would get Barca’s five goals on Tuesday.

Highlights: Barcelona 5-Valladolid 1

BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 04: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona waves to the crowd prior to the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Arsenal at Nou Camp on August 04, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Ernesto Valverde on Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi would once again steal the show for Barca vs Valladolid.

The Argentine put on another exemplary display, which included him scoring his 50th professional direct free-kick.

50 – Lionel Messi has scored his 50th direct free-kick goal in his proffessional career (44 for @FCBarcelona and six for Argentina🇦🇷). Genius.

— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 29, 2019


Messi also provided a sensational assist for Vidal’s goal, which can be seen in the highlights above.

After another superb display, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was quick to praise Messi but claimed he has run out of words for the forward:

“What else can be said about him? I’ve run out of words.

“We always know that he will appear, whatever the match.

“His talent isn’t comparable to anything, the reality is that every time he touches the ball, something special happens. I just don’t know what to say.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.

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