Lionel Messi is known for scoring many goals in many different ways. Headers aren’t among those usually. He has scored them in the past, some in huge matches like a Champions League final even, but he doesn’t do it often. He opened the scoring against Sporting Gijon with one on Wednesday just eight minutes into the match:
Just a few minutes later, Luis Suarez found his way past the Gijon backline like they aren’t even there and extended the lead to 2-0.
Sitting 18th in the league and visiting the Camp Nou in a midweek league match, this has a lopsided defeat written all over it for Gijon. Don’t be surprised to see a round number on the scoreboard for Barcelona in this one.