Lionel Messi reaches 699 career goals in FC Barcelona win vs. Leganes

Paola Ditto
Giugno 17, 2020

Fans, however, weren't allowed to attend the game in Mallorca due to the coronavirus.

A supporter invaded the pitch because he wanted a selfie with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The La Liga match was played without fans but the youngster wearing an Argentina football jersey made it past security and took a photo of himself a few metres in front of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba.

Barca then had a penalty three minutes later after Messi went down under a challenge in the area before stepping up to do the honours with a cool finish.

Ahead of Barcelona's return to action, club legend Rivaldo stressed Messi's workload must be managed carefully, though the 32-year-old did end up playing the full 90 minutes on Saturday.

"Lionel Messi had some physical issues last week, so there's a lot of discussion about whether he play the whole game for Barcelona in their first game back against Mallorca on Saturday", Rivaldo told Betfair.

However, it was still another clean sheet victory for Barcelona, who are once again five points clear of second-placed Real Madrid, with Los Blancos returning to action on Wednesday.

Messi doubled Quique Setien's side's advantage from the penalty spot in the 69th minute, nearly immediately after Antoine Griezmann had a goal ruled out for offside following a VAR review.

"As we know, Messi is always in contention for the "Pichichi" top scorer award in La Liga and always making the difference in the team, so he wants to be on the pitch all the time and it's hard for the manager to rotate him".

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