Lionel Messi regained top spot from Cristiano Ronaldo as the all-time top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues on Saturday. He scored his 438th goal against Real Sociedad, one more than the Juventus forward.
Barcelona fans got their white hankies out for president Josep Maria Bartomeu for the second match running at the Camp Nou on Saturday against Real Sociedad.
Real Sociedad boss Imanol Alguacil felt his team deserved at least a draw at the Camp Nou. He said: “Unfairly, we left with a defeat. We deserved at least a draw.”
Quique Setien said Barcelona had VAR to thank for Saturday’s win. He explained: “Apart from certain phases, we controlled the game. Then, we had difficult moments, but we created danger. We won thanks to VAR.”
Eder Sarabia has talked about his behaviour on the touchline during El Clasico. He said: “My spirit will never change. It’s not so much about what I’m doing, but how I conduct myself.”
Chelsea are hoping to sign Marc-Andre ter Stegen as a replacement for Kepa. The goalkeeper is “carefully weighing up his future” after “falling out with Lionel Messi.”
Lionel Messi scored his 55th La Liga goal from the penalty spot against Real Sociedad. The goal was his 19th of the season in the top flight, cementing top spot in the pichichi race.