Villarreal remain the early pacesetters in La Liga despite suffering their first defeat of the season on Sunday, a 1-0 defeat against lowly neighbours Levante.
For most players, having a direct hand in three goals in a game would be considered an outstanding performance, though the remarkable standards set by Lionel Messi mean that yet another penalty miss in the same outing was the headline from a routine 4-1 win over Levante at the weekend.
Lionel Messi scored one penalty and missed another as his double helped Barcelona sweep aside Levante in the second half in a 4-1 victory that maintained their perfect La Liga start. Last season’s treble winners lead the standings with 12 points ahead of three teams, including arch-rivals Real…
Lionel Messi scores twice and misses a penalty as Barcelona ease to a comfortable 4-1 win over Levante in La Liga.
Lionel Messi scores two but misses a penalty as Barcelona defeat Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday, Sept 20, 2015
Lionel Messi scored twice and missed a penalty as Barcelona won comfortably after a goalless first half, with Marc Bartra and Neymar also scoring in an entertaining match 9.25pm BST The result and performance from Barcelona reflected their season so far – it wasn’t perfect, but it was certainly
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