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Jan 27, 2019 2:34 PM 2+ mon ago

Leo never misses: Messi scores again as Barca beats Girona

Messi coolly put the result beyond doubt in a 2-0 victory for Barcelona at 10-man Girona on Sunday, helping the defending champions to keep their five-point league lead with an eighth straight win.

The Argentine's goal came with Girona threatening to equalize despite losing defender Bernardo Espinosa to a second yellow card shortly after halftime.

But a gaping hole appeared at the back when Luis Suarez played Jordi Alba clear. The left back quickly spied Messi arriving at the top of the box unmarked, and Messi did the rest by floating his shot over Yassine Bounou to crush the hosts' comeback hopes in the 69th minute.

"They caused us more trouble with 10 men than with 11. It was an evenly contested match," Alba said. "It was decided in the details, and by our talent up front. Leo never misses."

It was ...

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