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Lionel Messi scored his 20th league goal of the season

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Real Mallorca vs Barcelona. Spanish La Liga.

9:00pm, Saturday 13th June 2020.

Iberostar Estadi.

0 REAL MALLORCA

4 BARCELONA

  • A Vidal (2’2nd minute)
  • M Braithwaite (37’37th minute)
  • J Alba (79’79th minute)
  • L Messi (90+3’93rd minute)

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Image:Lionel Messi scored in Barcelona’s 4-0 win at Mallorca

Lionel Messi scored his 20th league goal of the season as Barcelona extended their advantage at the top of La Liga to five points after returning to action with a 4-0 victory over Mallorca at the Visit Mallorca Estadi on Saturday.

Quique Setien’s side, playing in their first match since March 7 following the coronavirus pandemic, made the perfect start as Arturo Vidal headed home Jordi Alba’s cross after just 65 seconds.

The visitors extended their advantage in the 37th minute when Martin Braithwaite smashed home his first goal for the club before Jordi Alba (79) latched on Messi’s pass to add a third.

Messi then rounded off an impressive night for Barcelona, scoring his 25th goal of the season in all competitions.

20+ – Lionel Messi is the only player to score 20+ goals in 12 consecutive @LaLigaEN seasons:

23 – 08/09
34 – 09/10
31 – 10/11
50 – 11/12
46 – 12/13
28 – 13/14
43 – 14/15
26 – 15/16
37 – 16/17
34 – 17/18
36 – 18/19
20 – 19/20

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Victory sees Barca move five points clear of title rivals Real Madrid ahead of their return to action against Eibar at home on Sunday (kick off 6.30pm). Meanwhile, Mallorca stay 18th as they continue their fight against relegation.

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