Messi Rescues, But Does Barca Still Have A Shot?

Messi Rescues, But Does Barca Still Have A Shot?

Without some Lionel Messi magic, it could have continued to be a rough start to 2017 for Barcelona. The Argentina striker conjured up an amazing free-kick in the last minute of Barca's clash with Villarreal, salvaging a point for Luis Enrique's side in its first league action of the new year. Barcelona now sits third in La Liga, five points behind leader Real Madrid.

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