Messi's 500th Barca Goal Sinks Real Madrid in Thriller

Adjust Comment Print

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was sent off for a two-footed lunge on Messi in the 77th minute and that left Barcelona in a strong position.

Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for Barcelona during a 3-2 win over Real Madrid on Sunday - but when and how did he score them all?

After equalising in the very first half, five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi settled the top-of-the-table clash with his 500th goal for Barca.

Barca took the lead through Ivan Rakitic who scored a wonderful left foot shot from 20 yards out which left Navas helpless with just 17 minutes left on the clock.

Substitute James Rodriguez seemed to have earned Real a point when he swept home an 85th-minute equaliser, which came after the hosts had been reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Sergio Ramos.

"(Messi) even makes a difference when he's at home having dinner", joked Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after the game. "It will be tight down till the end".

"The 2-2 (goal) was a bad blow but players were able to come back in the last breath - the happy ending that we all wanted at Barcelona".

'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies At 56
Erin Moran in one of her interview said that "What happened with all of us was like we were this family". She and her second husband, Steve Fleischmann , moved to IN in 2011, the Indianapolis Star reported .

"We don't get carried away when we win and we won't get down after a defeat".

The match was a thriller which will go down as one of the best Clasicos in history, with end-to-end action from the off.

"It's an honour for the team to get him as he's a approval".

The Argentine came in for harsh treatment throughout, with Casemiro lucky not to be sent off for multiple hacks on him after picking up an early booking for a foul.

It took just four minutes for Barca to level things up, however, thanks to a piece of individual brilliance from Lionel Messi, who weaved past a couple of players and picked his spot for his first El Clasico goal in seven outings.

The pace didn't drop off, and Luka Modric forced a fine save from Ter Stegen moments before Bale was forced off with a muscle injury to be replaced by Marco Asensio.

There was a contentious decision late in the opening 45 minutes, as the already-booked Casemiro dodged a second yellow for a cynical block on Messi, while the little maestro somehow failed to convert from close range from the final kick. "But we still depend on ourselves".