You thought just because FC Barcelona did not play this weekend due to the FIFA international date that you won't see some of your favorite blaugranas find the back of the net?
Of course some of them were going to get goals for their countries. A few got golazos!
While there may not be a game until next week against Getafe, Barcelona's players were keeping busy helping their respective countries win games.
We saw Xavi work his magic, David Villa return to La Furia Roja as well as Pedro get a brace.
And just when you think we can't be more amazed by Lionel Messi, he makes a goal that further reiterates that he is the greatest player of our generation—and on his way to being the greatest of all time.
Let's take a look at the goals from FC Barcelona players from their national team duties this past Friday.
David Villa has been missed by FC Barcelona since his broken tibia at the 2011 FIFA Club World Club last December. El guaje missed the rest of the season. His injury also cost him a chance to represent Spain at Euro 2012.
Now fully recovered, David Villa is back and he hasn't forgotten how to score goals.
In his first game back for Barcelona, Villa scored his welcome-back goal and made the Camp Nou stand up with pride.
On Friday, Villa returned to La Roja in their international friendly against Saudi Arabia. David came on the 52th minute for Fernando Torres, who got his 100 cap for the national team.
Nacho Moreal was tripped up inside the box in the 63th minute and Villa stepped up to execute the penalty.
Villa Maravilla buried the ball in the back of the net as the Saudi keeper went the other way.
David Villa grew his lead on the all-time leading goalscorers list with the Spanish national team as Villa now has 52 goals wearing the Spanish kit.
Welcome back to La Furia Roja, Guaje!
Last season was not a good one for Pedro Rodriguez. He struggled throughout the season with Barcelona and missed a few national team games with injuries. There was a concern that Pedro would miss being called up for Euro 2012.
But Vicente del Bosque called the Canarian up after Pedro got a brace in the Copa del Rey Final against Athletic Bilbao.
This season has started off terrifically for Pedro at FC Barcelona as he's looked sharp and has outplayed some of his own teammates like Alexis Sanchez.
On Friday, Pedro continued his excellent play by getting a brace against Saudi Arabia.
The first goal came in the 27th minute after an amazing through-ball found the feet of Pedro who lobbed it over the Saudi keeper for the 2-0 score.
Here's goal No. 1.
The second goal came in the 78th minute as David Silva made the through-ball pass to Pedro who made it 5-0.
Pedro has bounced back beautifully ever since the Copa del Rey final, and he's making all Culés proud.
Who says Lionel Messi is the only FC Barcelona player that's exceptionally terrific at making golazos with free kicks.
Xavi added the third goal in Spain's 5-0 victory against Saudi Arabia. In the 47th minute, Xavi took the free kick and delivered an absolute perfect kick, hooking toward the top left side of the net for the 3-0 lead.
The greatest midfielder of our generation works his magic again.
While it was great to see David Villa get his goal, Pedro get a brace, and Xavi make a fantastic goal, the goal that has all Barcelona fans talking is the GOLAZO Lionel Messi made against for Argentina in their World Cup qualifier against Paraguay.
Up 2-1 in the 19th minute of the second half, Argentina got a free kick from about 30 meters from the net. You knew there was only going to be one player on the Albiceleste that was going to take the kick.
Leo stepped back slowly and eyed the distance and how he show take the kick.
The rest is Messi magic.
What a golazo as it gave Argentina the 3-1 lead and eventual win of that score. Messi and his Argentine national team are now at the top of the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiing standings with 13 points.
This goal is just another reminder why Lionel Messi is the greatest player of our generation and is well on his way to becoming the greatest footballer of all time.
If he's not already.
Viva King Leo!
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