Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 6–1 in the Spanish Football League La Liga thanks to a stunning two goals from legendary striker Leon Messi, who played their record match for the club. This is Barcelona’s fifth consecutive win in this league. Messi also contributed a goal in addition to scoring two goals. Messi has scored 23 goals so far this season.
Barcelona’s Leon Messi and US defender Sergino Dest scored two goals each. It was Messi’s 768th match for Barcelona and he set a new record for most matches played by the club. Messi broke Jhavi Hernandez’s record. For Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann scored the first goal in the 37th minute followed by Dest scored in the 43rd and 53rd minutes. Messi scored his total goals in the league with 23 goals in the 56th and 89th minutes. Meanwhile, Osmane Dembele scored in the 71st minute. Sociedad’s only goal was scored by Andre Barenxitia in the 77th minute.
Atletico Madrid won by Suarez’s 500th goal
Luis Suarez’s career 500th goal and goalkeeper John Oblock scored on a penalty in the 86th minute helped Atlético Madrid retain their top spot in La Liga by beating Alaves 1-0. This is Atlético’s third win in the last seven league matches. This puts him four points ahead of second-placed Barcelona.
Leicester ousted Manchester United
Leicester City defeated Manchester United 3–1 in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup football tournament to knock them out of the tournament. Manchester United has not won any title for the last four years and their hopes remain only in the Europa League.
United may be second in the Premier League but are 14 points behind Manchester City. In such a situation, it would be a big achievement to qualify for the Champions League. Leicester is just one point behind them in third place.
In the FA Cup quarter-finals for Leicester, Kelachi Ihnacho scored two goals while Yuri Telmens scored one. Maison Greenwood scored the only goal for United.
Chhetri is confident of a good performance from the team in the upcoming friendly matches
Disappointed at not being on tour with the Indian team for the friendly matches played against Oman and the UAE due to the Coronavirus, national team captain Sunil Chhetri wants the Indian players to take a chance against two strong teams in Asia.
Take full advantage of Chhetri was hit by the Kovid-19 after coming out of the bio bubble of the Indian Super League (ISL) this month. For this reason, he will not be able to play matches against Oman on 25 March and UAE on 29 March. Both these matches will be played in Dubai.
Chhetri said, “It was disappointing to stay away from international football for a whole year, but this is an unprecedented time, which is not under our control.” Therefore, we do not have much to complain about.
I am thrilled and thankful for the two friendly matches in which the Indian team will play against two strong teams. Unfortunately, I will not be able to be a part of it.’