Dec. 22 (UPI) — Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored the targets in Barcelona’s 2-Zero win in opposition to Celta Viga in La Liga on Saturday at Camp Nou in Barcelona.
Dembele started the scoring for the house squad, registering his tally within the 10th minute. Jordi Alba noticed Messi operating into the field at first of the sequence. Messi blasted a shot towards the online, but it surely was blocked by Celta Viga keeper Rubén Blanco.
The ball got here again out to Dembele, who buried the rebound by nutmegging Blanco.
Alba earned an help simply earlier than the half, when he discovered Messi for Barcelona’s second rating. Alba hovered on the left flank earlier than bringing down an extended cross. He took one contact earlier than sending an attractive bent by means of ball forward of the protection, main Messi. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner took a contact earlier than blasting a left-footed shot into the fitting aspect of the online.
“We have been up in opposition to a terrific aspect,” Alba instructed reporters. “The primary half was wonderful however within the second we took our foot off the gasoline they usually created probabilities.”
Barcelona battles Getafe CF in one other La Liga conflict at 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 6 at Coliseum Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Spain.