Barca keep pressure on Madrid with thrilling win

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 16 Apr 2017, 21:18:05

Barca keep pressure on Madrid with thrilling win

Lionel Messi's double strike helped Barcelona scrape a 3-2 victory over Real Sociedad on Saturday to keep up the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid, reports Reuters.

The Argentine scored twice and set up a third for Paco Alcacer as Barcelona saw off their Basque opponents, who pressed them until the end of a nervy encounter.

Messi put Barcelona ahead with a low drive and doubled the lead with a tap-in, but Sociedad hit back when Inigo Martinez's shot bounced off Samuel Umtiti into the Barcelona net.

Alcacer extended the Catalans' advantage before Xabi Prieto reduced the deficit to 3-2 just before halftime, while the second half stayed goalless despite pressure from the visitors.
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