This was some goal, and it was all about the build up play here. Then Messi gives it to him, and of course, Rakiti? goes for the return ball. The understanding was growing…
And as Messi, Neymar and Suárez celebrated Barça’s third goal together, you could just hear it… But even this has it’s own story. Because I’ll repeat, this is just the start.
As the game drew to a close, with the match still delicately poised, you felt Barça needed another goal.
Game. He plucks the ball out of the air, with Rakiti? busting a gut to arrive in the area. Match. The ball rebounded to that magic left foot, and there was only ever going to be one outcome.
Despite Barça’s dominance, Atlético did find themselves back in the game after a dubious penalty decision was given against Messi. And the counter had begun. Suárez imitates Rakiti? and caresses the ball to Messi who’s lurking over on the right-hand side. In typical Barça style, the play started from the back. And with Neymar and Suárez on the scoresheet, there was only one man who was going to complete the scoring. He’s surrounded by two, but another neat touch, and the ball finds itself at Rakiti?’s feet. But it was almost like someone above appreciated it that much, that Leo was given a little reward. He floats the ball instinctively to Suárez – without even taking a touch – and the Uruguay charges down the left with the ball ahead of him. And of course, like a magnet, Iniesta is attracted to the space. It was like clockwork. Barcelona.
Barça won the match in truly emphatic style, but this was about much more than that. And the same can be said for one dropping deep to receive the ball, they’d all take turns. And Leo does the rest. It was the start of one of those historic moments in football. Set. Again, something you don’t want to see as a defender is Ivan Rakiti? with the ball at his feet, with space ahead of him. Alba wins the ball, pops the ball up to Busquets, who flicks it into the path of his good friend Iniesta. He gives it to Neymar, who’s more than happy to expose it. Every single player gave their best effort, and fought for the team. This was the start of a certain trio that we’re going to be hearing of for many years to come. Each of the front three made tackles inside their own half last night, and that is really telling. It’s a real shame it didn’t come off, because it would of been a truly mouthwatering move. Sometimes Messi would track back, sometimes Suárez and other times Neymar. Every great story needs a beginning, and last night that’s exactly what we got. the sound of the record books slowly beginning to open…
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