The Argentine had a good level in the 1-1 draw, but was left with the desire to celebrate his goal
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Barcelona was again left with the bitter taste in his mouth in the Spanish League. After the draw with Sevilla and the consecutive defeats against Getafe and in the classic against Real Madrid, they barely drew 1-1 against Alavés at the Mendizorroza Stadium. Lionel Messi had a good game, he was active, but failed to collaborate with a shout on the scoreboard .
In a demonstration of what happens to Messi every week, against Alavés he had to coexist with one of our rival players' strategy to prevent him from scoring a free kick goal. It happened at 22 minutes, with a ball in the door of the area and the duel tied without goals. The judge gave the order for the execution and two of the players from the local team ran to position themselves, one on each side of goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco . In front of these three, another five representatives.
La Pulga hit the goalkeeper's post hard and flush, but it was just the leg of defender Florian Lejeune, one of the two – along with Deyverson – who ran to get almost inside the goal .
The warning to Messi
After the unusual error between Neto and Gerard Piqué that meant the opening of the scoreboard for Alavés, Messi received at the door of the area, tried a feint and took it to prevent him from advancing. The referee Alejandro Hernández considered that it had not been a fault and aroused the anger of captain Blaugrana . When the play was cut, the ball was at Leo's feet and he hit the ball hard, even though he saw that the judge was about to pass. Although he did not hit him, the highest authority decided to show him the yellow for his gesture .
Messi almost yelled the goal
Beyond the clear situation that he had in the free kick, the Argentine had a clear opportunity to give his team the victory in the complement, when the clock ticked 20 minutes . Sergi Roberto pressed high, cut and gave the action to Messi inside the area. He settled in with a short hitch, destabilized Víctor Laguarda and defined with effect, but Pacheco was attentive to take out with his right hand the ball that would have meant Barcelona's second goal.
During the final minutes of the duel, Ronald Koeman's team overwhelmed their opponent. He cornered him against his own bow. Messi, in the midst of various dangerous actions, had the opportunity to shout victory over the closing. In injury time , the ball was left to the right side of the area, he faced, took two rivals out of the game and finished off to place it at the post furthest from the goalkeeper. But the ball grazed the post and prevented him from celebrating .