The Hard Tackle takes a look at three players that could replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona, and take the club to similar heights.
Barcelona’s defence was on point as they saw off Real Sociedad at home courtesy of a goal from Lionel Messi. After a rather disappointing El Clasico, where Barcelona fell 2-0 to Real Madrid, the Catalan giants seemed much more on their game on Saturday as they welcomed Real Sociedad onto their turf. The game began in favour of the visitors who were able to threaten the Barcelona defence with the help of Martin Odegaard and Alexander Isak. However, the Basque outfit was not able to register a single shot till well into the second half, with Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet keeping them at bay. After nearly 80 odd minutes of the deadlock, Barcelona went ahead with the help of a clutch penalty from captain Lionel Messi and bagged all three points. The Hard Tackle will now break down each Blaugrana’s performance individually. REAL-LY BIG WIN! 1️⃣ Barça (#Messi, 81' pen.)0️⃣ Real Sociedad pic.twitter.com/jU4crZhXrA — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 7, […]
Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Gerard Pique stood out while Lionel Messi disappointed as Barcelona fell to a 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid on Sunday.
Barcelona will resume their UEFA Champions League campaign on Tuesday as they travel to Naples to face Napoli in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie
Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto scored while Lionel Messi starred as Barcelona ran out 2-1 winners against Getafe on Saturday.
Barcelona will be aiming to close the gap to league leaders Real Madrid when they take on Getafe this weekend at Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong were the game changers while Clement Lenglet went from hero to zero as Barcelona came from behind to beat Real Betis 3-2.
Barcelona will be hoping to keep pace with La Liga leaders Real Madrid when they take on Real Betis at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Sunday.
Lionel Messi and Clement Lenglet were on song as Barcelona breezed past Leganes to progress to the Copa Del Rey quarter-finals on Thursday.
Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique will return while Arthur is in contention to start when Barcelona take on Valencia at the Mestalla on Saturday.