Fresh from knocking Chelsea out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, Messi and his team-mates set about turning the screw in Spain’s La Liga title race by seeing off Athletic Bilbao inside the Camp Nou.
As he usually does, Messi found the net in the 30th minute of the match, making it 2-0 after Paco Alcacer’s opener, and the little Argentine genius proceeded to show off a celebration that we’ve never seen before:
Messi's goal celebration.. We don't see this so often, do we? pic.twitter.com/N9GEHDB40c
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Messi: "The Celebration? My son Mateo told me to do it before I left the house" @mundodeportivo
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Being two goals down inside half an hour, the Bilbao players were probably fearing the worst, but in the end that was the last time we saw Messi’s new celebration, and the game ended 2-0.
The result leaves Barca 11 points of clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid in the La Liga table – and the division’s players will just be hoping Mateo doesn’t ask his dad to score a hat-trick the next time he leaves his house!
What do you think of the celebration?