In the previous match, Barcelona was a little behind the mission to retain the title. Celta Vigo lost points. After Celta, this time Barca stumbled against Atletico at home. Kike Setien disciples had to leave the field after losing two points in the end.
After waiting, Lionel Messi finally scored his 600th career goal. But the night of the Argentine captain’s milestone was finally cut short by the Catalan giants in despair. Because, after going ahead twice against Atletico at home, Kiki Setien’s team had to leave the field with a draw in the end. As a result, it became more difficult for the current champions to retain the La Liga title.
Barcelona drew 2-2 with Atletico, who are visiting Camp Nou on 30 June. 3 goals of the match came from penalties. Atletico players again contributed to the 3 goals of the match. All in all a very exciting and dramatic match.
Real Madrid is at the top with 71 points in 32 matches in the league.
However, Lionel Messi has reached a milestone in the match. After waiting for three matches with 699 goals, he finally reached 700 goals. This is Messi’s 630th goal in all competitions for Barcelona in 724 matches. He also scored 70 more goals in the national team jersey.
But Barcelona left the field in frustration at the captain’s milestone match. The defending champions could not rise to the top of the table with three points.
Yesterday, in the 11th minute of the match, Barcelona went ahead with a suicide goal. Costa saved Messi’s low shot in exchange for a corner. Then Messi took the corner kick. After a low shot of the Argentine star, Barcelona got the goal as soon as it hit Costa’s leg.
Barca could not hold the gap for long. In the 19th minute of the match, Saul’s penalty shot found the net of Barcelona and the guests returned to equality.
Barcelona went ahead once more in the 50th minute of the second half. The referee blew the whistle for a penalty if Nelson Semedo was fouled in the D-box. Messi scored the 700th goal by sending the ball to the address with a perfect shot.
Once again, the Barcelona club could not keep the gap. Saul Niguez scored his second goal in the 62nd minute to make it 2-2. After that, if there are no more goals, the defending champions have to leave the field with a 2-2 draw.