Lionel Messi’s Instagram post is a picture that paints a thousand words

Barcelona went into Wednesday evening’s clash with league leaders Real Sociedad in need of victory.

The Catalans were nine points behind La Real before kick off and should they lose the gap would have been extended to 12.

They didn’t. The Blaugrana went a goal down to the Basques but rallied to secure a 2-1 victory, with Jordi Alba opening the scoring with his weaker foot before Frenkie de Jong scored their second.

Barcelona controlled the first half comfortably against what was quite a jaded La Real team. The second half was more tense but they managed to hold out for an important win.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s talismanic club captain, looked plugged in and full of focus, intent on helping his team to victory. The Argentine spent the 90 minutes giving orders and encouragement to his teammates as per Diario Sport.

It may seem like a small thing, but in a week where the squad’s attitude has been questioned many times it means more than it may first appear.

In acknowledgment of this, Messi posted a picture on Instagram of all the players celebrating De Jong’s goal together, united. He didn’t include a caption, but it was very much a case of a picture painting a thousand words.

Featured image courtesy of Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona.

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8 Comments

  1. HAMZADDEEN UMAR says:

    g.o.a.t messi is not a problem of barcelona..fine the problem from another place but it’s not leo messi.

    1. silvy says:

      you are right brother

  2. The 1st says:

    Messi will not leave us in January. If we continue this kind of performance till then

  3. Sam says:

    Keep Leo for us please, Koeman

  4. Steve Jeffries says:

    Messi to BCFC?

    Obviously dreaming

  5. Atomic Worl Star says:

    Not only football…..but character,personality and loyalty its inspirational. Greatest player on the planet

  6. Mohammed says:

    Messi keep on pushing hard, you are already a role model to many players around the world

  7. Here as a light to the blind says:

    Terrible take!!
    Together?…United??
    I can’t tell if the heading is sarcastic because its almost the opposite of barcelona this season.
    The only thing ‘united’ about them is the fact they
    can hardly get a win this season, a team of superstars who seem lack-luster and unmotivated, with a terrible ownership who have no clue how to manage the club. In it for themselves and their pocket.
    Get a grip and start watching the games, im sure you can’t be serious

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