Barcelona won 4-1 against Las Palmas in a mostly one-sided game.
The Catalonian giants dominated Las Palmas for a major part of the game and ended up with a 4-1 victory. Owing to brilliant goals scored by Luis Suarez and Neymar, Barcelona put up a comfortable two-goal lead in the first half itself.
However, Lionel Messi seemed extremely disjointed throughout the game, and one of the very few times people took notice of him was during his many nutmegs. The other time being when, during half-time, the camera captured a shot of Messi extending a handshake, but nobody else was in the frame at that point.
To be fair, Las Palmas did try hard to put up a stronger and perhaps more solid performance. In fact, they were very strong in the initial few moments of the second half. Pedro Bigas netted a stunning goal as he tore through the Barcelona defence, moments before he suffered a nose bleed.
All that lasted only for a while, since Neymar took over with his firepower and quickly made the score 4-1.
Although Barcelona’s title hopes remain somewhat alive after collecting three crucial points, the fact is that Real Madrid also won their game against Sevilla with the same scoreline, and they have a game in hand.
Additionally, the fact that their star striker Lionel Messi failed to impress much left the fans of the club pretty dejected. In fact, he did not even take a single assist, and when he tried to score once the shot was too wide.
I've never seen Messi so nonexistent in a match
— Los (@Losgarcia1183) May 14, 2017
Messi's goal needed 🙄
— Prod. by Az 💙❤️ (@ZaraDuSaAl) May 14, 2017
Neymar taking responsibility whilst Messi hides.
— Ozymandias 🦉 (@MrCotidie) May 14, 2017
Happy Mother's Day to everyone except Messi
— vik (@vikbailon) May 14, 2017
@_Jamsheed_ Nahh man, I'm done. Neymar has more hattricks than Messi in Liga. 😂😂😭😭
— RAHUL (@LionelCruyff) May 14, 2017
No goals or assists for Messi….. Yet. pic.twitter.com/KLGqlmQGUb
— Derek (@MyBetsDotCom) May 14, 2017
Messi playing deep for 90 minutes 0 goals 0 assists
other players end up with scoring hatricks when theyre the worst.
— ʱ (@HxmaCule) May 14, 2017
@RafaelH117 Messi gave his finishing boots to Neymar.
— Wisam Shakir (@wisam_shakir) May 14, 2017
Digne and Gomes playing as RB, Alena and Palencia not getting minutes, Messi isolated, right side weak, but Lucho is a genius, right? https://t.co/vAyzReyGrY
— Jad (@BFJad) May 14, 2017
I don't think anyone misses Dani as much as Messi does. Black hole in right flank.
— AJ 💙❤ (@LocoAbady) May 14, 2017
While they were disappointed with Messi’s performances, the fans were also quick to laud Neymar for his amazing hattrick which has somewhat boosted their chances in the La Liga title race.
— Neymar Stuff (@NeymarStuff) May 14, 2017
Goals say Neymar
Assists say Neymar
Other stats say Neymar
Performances say Neymar
Trophies say Neymar
Barça says Neymar.
— Tamour Hassan (@tamourchattha) May 14, 2017
— Nicholas Essuman (@EssumanNicholas) May 14, 2017
Neymar has scored his 4th hat-trick for Barcelona, his 3rd in La Liga and 1st away from home
— FORÇA BARÇA (@ForcaBarcaEN) May 14, 2017
— Barcastuff (@Barcastuff_fcb) May 14, 2017
Build up for Neymar's goal pic.twitter.com/ZjFrs1ZnWT
— Messi World (@MessiWorId) May 14, 2017
The best – and probably funniest – part of the entire situation was the fact that Real Madrid was simultaneously playing a match against Sevilla FC, and that match ended with the same 4-1 scoreline in Los Blancos’ favour. Of course a Twitter war erupted between Real Madrid and Barcelona fans.
FT: Real Madrid 4-1 Sevilla.
FT: Las Palmas 1-4 Barcelona.
Whatever you can do… pic.twitter.com/qI1yab5DJF
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) May 14, 2017
Barcelona and Real Madrid playing the same thing… Both led 2 – 0 at halftime and ending the match 4 – 1… What are the odds? 😯😯😯
— Concierge Of Crime (@MMBM_LOAG) May 14, 2017
Barcelona leading 4-1.
REALMADRID: hold my beer
— Nadalchukwu (@Nadalchukwu) May 14, 2017
— Futbol.God (@GodFutbol) May 14, 2017
Barcelona checking in on the Real Madrid score at half-time. pic.twitter.com/Hks02wQl5W
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 14, 2017
It took Barcelona 26 minutes to score 2 goals against Las Palmas, it took Real Madrid 22 minute to score 2 goals against Sevilla. #LaLiga
— Foralex Bartholomew (@Just_Barth) May 14, 2017
Barcelona also Playing Incase y'all forgot about amount of Cules tweeting about Realmadrid golazo that's too legitimate.
— JH (@Jrmadrid_) May 14, 2017
#RealMadridSevillaFC Both Real Madrid and Barcelona won by 4-1. BUT Real Madrid has a game in hand. Title still in Real Madrid's hands.
— James Mangwiro (@jttmmangwiro) May 14, 2017
And to end this off, here is a funny video.
Barcelona not giving up! Tonight's win over Las Palmas may see the title race with Real Madrid go to the very end 😎 pic.twitter.com/P1iS9ySrHy
— Footbot FC (@Futbol247) May 14, 2017