Lionel Messi gave a show, and Barcelona won the Spanish Championship. No, you’re not reading old news: it happened again. As begets been happening for years and years, practically every weekend. But as our role is to register, there it goes. With two goals from the Argentine, both in the final stretch of a complicated classic against Espanyol, Barca won 2-0 at Camp Nou and put another finger on the competition’s cup. The title seems to be a matter of time.

With the victory number 21st in 29 rounds, Barcelona has 13 points difference to the runner-up Atletico Madrid. With nine rounds to go, Barca would need five more wins to mathematically secure the title.

It was not an easy task!

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Messi only emerged at the end. Until then, Barcelona suffered to pass for the defense of Espanyol, very well posted at the Camp Nou. The Argentine himself had had a few chances, and Rakitic tried twice from outside the area. Philippe Coutinho always opens on the left, made a good game. But it was not Messi, the game had a 0-0 lead. Barça’s consolation is to know that Ter Stegen could have taken the day off, so was Espanyol’s inoffensive.

It was not easy, Messi only appeared at the end. Until then, Barcelona suffered to pass for the defense of Espanyol, very well posted at the Camp Nou. The Argentine himself had a few chances, and Rakitic tried twice from outside the D box area. Philippe Coutinho always opens on the left, made a good game. But if it was not Messi, then the game would have been a 0-0 draw. Barça’s consolation is to know that Ter Stegen could have taken the day off, as Espanyol’s was so inoffensive. However, Good news is, Messi scored 2 goals and win the match for Barca 2-0 at the end.

Lionel Messi has reached 31 goals in the Spanish League this season. He is the highest goal scorer of this year’s competition. In the last 10 Barcelona games of the season, he has scored 11 times. Hard to put words to describe the Argentine, so it’s best to stop here.

The two Catalan teams return to the field for the Spanish Championship next Tuesday. Espanyol receives Getafe at home. And its Barcelona’s turn to face Villarreal at El Madrigal in the evening game.