– Huesca vs Barcelona ended 1-0 as Ronald Koeman’s men narrowly defeated the newly-promoted side
– Lionel Messi provided just his second assist of the season as Frenkie de Jong grabbed the only goal of the game
– Barcelona remain in fifth position on the La Liga table with ten points adrift leaders Atletico Madrid
Barcelona recorded a slim 1-0 win away at Huesca as they returned to winning ways in their La Liga 2020-21 campaign.
The only goal of the game was scored by Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong as seemed to be the match-winner for the Catalan giants.
It was a well dominated first half by Barcelona as they created several chances on goal with the home side defending in m, most parts of the first 45 minutes.
Pedri was first to threaten the goalkeeper from a Messi’s assist as the 18-year-old’s goal-bound move was stopped by Huesca’s number one Alvaro Fernandez.
However, Fernandez could make stop De Jong’s easy tap-in as Messi found the midfielder with as sublime pass for the Dutchman to tap in from close range.
Fernandez then had a finger-tip save from Messi’s free-kick to deny Barcelona from doubling the advantage.
The 22-year-old also made a fine save with his legs Messi shot to deny the six-time Ballon d’Or winner another chance on goal.
Huesca were the better side in the second half as they attacked in some parts of the half that almost led to a goal.
That was how the match ended as Barcelona got maximum points to record their eighth victory of the season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Lionel Messi has joined the long list of celebrities wishing everyone a happy New Happy Year on their respective social media handles.
The Barcelona star posted a family photo on Instagram including his wife Antonela as well as their three sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner had many struggles in the past year and will be hoping to have a better 2021 with several challenges ahead.
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