In the 26th minute of tonight’s La Liga encounter against Huesca, Barcelona took the lead after they shuttled the ball around midfield with a brilliantly-worked goal.
The ball was eventually handed to Lionel Messi deep on the left flank, the all-time great looked up and picked out a surging run from Frenkie de Jong with a pinpoint cross.
De Jong, who drifted into the centre with a wonderful bit of movement from the right side, slotted the ball into the back of the net from inside the six-yard box with a side-footed volley finish.
Frenkie De Jong with a perfectly guided finish to put Barca in front! ??
Beautiful cross from Messi for the assist ? pic.twitter.com/3u1Uaupr98
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) January 3, 2021
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As it stands, Barcelona sit fifth in the La Liga table, Ronald Koeman’s men may have conceded in the title race already due to a shaky start, but if they can string together a run anything can happen.