Although Sevilla silenced the Nou Camp by taking an early lead against Barcelona on Sunday, Lionel Messi restored parity with one of his best goals of the season.
Barcelona moved eight-points clear at the top of La Liga with a tightly-contested 2-1 win over Sevilla at the Camp Nou on Sunday. The Catalan supporters had their talisman Lionel Messi to thank for the comeback.
The Argentine levelled the scores with a jaw-dropping free-kick in the 31st minute, before teeing up centre-half Gerard Piqué for the winner just after the half-time interval. Unsurprisingly, fans took to social media to rave about the little magician’s wonder goal, which was in similar vein to the free-kick he scored just a fortnight ago against Celta de Vigo.
However, fans also heaped praise on Claudio Bravo, who made a number of important stops to prevent the away side from taking away a point. Here are some of the best tweets from the game:
Messi has scored three free-kicks this season against Sevilla. They should give him penalties instead
— Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) February 28, 2016
Lionel Messi is out of this world.
— Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) February 28, 2016
— Turkish-Football.com (@Turkish_Futbol) February 28, 2016
Ridiculous free kick, one of Messi’s best.
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) February 28, 2016
Messi is Football
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) February 28, 2016
Mad goal from Messi. What an amazing free kick.
— NepentheZ (@NepentheZ) February 28, 2016
Oh Messi!🙈 pic.twitter.com/E69RlZdbvj
— Catalan Edition (@CatalanEdition) February 28, 2016
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 28, 2016
Lionel Messi. Come on, dude.
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) February 28, 2016
— Capitano (@pepini525) February 28, 2016
CLAUDIO BRAVO BEAST
— Heّshoz. (@Hesho__) February 28, 2016
What a save, Bravo!
— Sergi Domínguez (@FutbolSergi) February 28, 2016
Camp Nou signing the name of Claudio Bravo. What a time to be alive, man
— Ionuț Ștefănoaica (@genius_cule) February 28, 2016