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Bacelona Outshines R. Madrid As Lionel Messi Scores 500th Barcelona Goal

Lionel Messi's injury time strike kept Barcelona in chase for La Liga trophy after the Argentina international striker triumphant goal with the last touch of the game, which sends his side to the highest point of the league standings, though with Madrid having a game hand. 

The most engaging Clasico in late seasons was stuffed with episodes and arguments; the primary half flew by as Casemiro place Madrid in front and Messi equalised out for the guests. The second time half was similarly as emotional, as Ivan Rakitic let go Barca 2-1 ahead and Sergio Ramos was sent off (once more) for hacking down Messi before substitute James Rodriguez showed up from no place to make it 2-2. 

Luis Enrique's side looked crushed however had enough vitality for one final assault, and their charm arrived. Messi dashed in from 15 yards and indicated gigantic self-restraint to guide a low shot past Keylor Navas to get them a pivotal three points and pretty much spare their season. 

Madrid had the better of the opening stages, with Cristiano Ronaldo having a persuading punishment bid turned around arbitrator Alejandro Hernandez inside three minutes, and they deservedly led the pack on 28 minutes. Barca's defends was poor as in the first place, Marc-Andre ter Stegen punched a corner straight to Marcelo and afterward no one grabbed either Ramos, who turned the cross against a post, or Casemiro, who was free 3 yards out to tap the bounce back into an unfilled net. 

However Barca's response to the goals was great as Messi balanced inside five minutes. Again the defends may have been exceptional as both Madrid centers backs were drawn out of position, leaving just Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal for the Barca legend to slalom around before completing clinically past Navas.

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