It's Wednessday the 24th of Feb, 2021 and the tension is higher than expected. The reason being that the host was in need of a lift because they had won only 1 out of their Last 4 games including the 4-1 defeat against PSG. They were looking up to returning to form in this match between FC BARCELONA - ELCHE
A convincing home win it was for the Football Club of Barcelona but Elche had an early chance to take the lead here at the CAMP NOU STADIUM and its LUCAS BOYE who charged through but He puts that opportunity over and i must say that one shouldn't take chances when you play at the CAMP NOU STADIUM.
Manager F. Escribá of Elche was not too pleased with that effort but His counterpart R. Koeman braced himself knowing the venom his team came with to unleash. The visitors really paid for this grave mistake of not converting the only chance of a shot at target that they had, but it wasn't in the first half of play.....Barcelona couldn't beat L. Boye of Escriba's team in the first 45 minutes, Trincao tried his best to do so for Barcelona but was stopped by the Elche's goal keeper E. Badia
Trincao started the game with A. Griezmann and O. Dembélé on the bench. Images of the second half was loaded and then came the first goal of the game with M. Brathwaite back then he flicked into the path of L. Messi and He scored His 17th goal for the season. An opener goal of the match that changed the flow of the half time. Brathwaite went to play a set through strike and Messi was just behind him and that changed what the scoreline was. A brilliant One-Two in the 48' minute between Messi and Brathwaite.
Here comes the second goal and its Frankie de Jong charging through and making a pass of the ball back to Messi and He does the rest , 2- NIL that was the goal number 18 for the captain : that made him the highest goal scorer so far this season in the LaLiga Santander. It was a great half for Lionel Messi in just the 68th minute of the second half . He found his path slowing his way through the white shirts till he found the back net of Badia.Source
In the park 6 yard box is goal number 3 from Jordi Albo His second goal of this season, its another Brathwaite's assist that cushioned a header down unto Albo's path and it was Messi who played the ball across originally and its a good finish from ALBO. Good performance from Football Club of Barcelona. And the final score came when the whistle was blown at 90+3' minute stoppage time and its 3-0Source