Video: Barcelona almost scored one of the all-time great goals last night
As good a non goal as you’ll ever see.
Last night Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 4-1 and to be honest, it was a pretty comfortable win.
It was 3-0 after 23 minutes thanks to goals from Nemar, Messi (of course) and Busquets but a passage of play after 35 minutes was the highlight and it wasn’t even a goal.
A dazzling piece of interplay between Messi, Xavi and Iniesta on the edge of the Sociedad box, involving two back heels, was a joy to behold before Iniesta eventually releases Neymar, who bamboozles a defender before slipping the ball across the box.
Then, almost unbelievably, Messi balls’s up the shot on goal, robbing us of one of the great Barca goals.
Even when they mess it up, it’s wonderful.