FC Barcelona: All Barca Players' Goals from the International Date
There wasn't an FC Barcelona game this past weekend as we are in a FIFA International date, but that doesn't mean Barça players weren't scoring goals.
In this video article, we'll look at all the goals from the guys who wear blaugrana.
We had one goal that was a bit offside, to say the least.
One player with a hat trick.
A potential future Barça player with an amazing goal.
And the King of Football, Lionel Messi, continuing to lead his country towards World Cup qualification.
Jordi Alba (12th Minute) vs. Belarus
A passing display by Barcelona teammates Xavi, Pedro and Jordi Alba was in full effect for the first goal in Spain’s 4-0 win over Belarus. In the 12th minute, Xavi fed the ball to Pedro who then found Jordi Alba via the back heel for Jordi to go around the goalkeeper for the goal.
But it must be said: Jordi was very much offside when Pedro passed the ball.
Pedro (19th minute) vs. Belarus
Pedrito grabbed himself a hat trick in Spain’s win against Belarus. A great pass from David Silva found a cutting Pedro who stayed onside and chipped it over a diving Belarus keeper for the 2-0 lead in the 19th minute.
Pedro (69th minute) vs. Belarus
For his second goal, Pedro raced down the left side of the pitch, outran the Belarus back line and lobbed it over the goalkeeper for the 3-0 Spain lead. Credit has to go to Xavi, who made a fantastic through ball and then let the Canarian do the rest.
Pedro (72nd minute) vs. Belarus
Pedro sealed his hat trick just three minutes after he netted his second goal. Cesc Fabregas found a wide open Rodriguez who faked the keeper and put in the fourth and final goal for La Furia Roja on the night.
It was a terrific night for Pedro and all of the Spanish National Team. They move that much closer to a World Cup 2014 qualification and their 4-0 victory had a Barça feel to it.
Neymar (75th Minute) vs. Iraq
Alright, I know Neymar isn't a Barcelona player, but he had a sweet goal in Brazil's 6-0 victory over Iraq in a friendly match last week.
Leading 4-0 in the 75th minute, Paulinho sent a long pass to Neymar who then did a quick cut and sent the ball low to the far post for his lone goal of the night.
Neymar is not a Barcelona player—yet. But Sandro Rosell and Tito Vilanova will do anything and everything to get Neymar in blaugrana because he can make golazos like this.
Lionel Messi (66th minute vs. Uruguay)
Lionel Messi led Argentina to a 3-0 win over Uruguay on Friday thanks to two goals from the FC Barcelona man, who had an amazing game. Messi’s magic created plenty of scoring opportunities for El Albiceleste throughout the game.
After 65 minutes, Leo got the scoring started for the home side. Gonzalo Higuain headed the ball to Messi and Messi passed it to Angel Di Maria. He sent the ball back to a cutting Leo who slid in the first Argentina goal on the night.
Lionel Messi (80th minute vs. Uruguay)
After Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 thanks to a Messi assist, Leo saved the best goal of the night for last. Aguero was taken down outside the box in the 79th minute. Messi took the free kick and, instead of curling it over the wall, decided to kick it under the wall and beat Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera for the brace.
After the game, Messi mentioned that his free kick was inspired by two legends, one of which was his former teammate at Barcelona.
“I recently saw that Ronaldinho and (Andrea) Pirlo both scored similar goals,” said Messi to the media. "I had some doubts, but I gave it a go and it went well."
Yes it did!
When asked about the Messi shout-out, Andrea Pirlo was honored that Lionel Messi paid homage to him.
“I am very happy to hear Messi say something like that,” Pirlo said during training with Italy’s national team on Saturday. “That it came from Messi just made it better.”
Pirlo knows Lionel Messi is going to go down as the greatest of all time and is honored to have been paid homage by Messi.
It was a great free kick and great tribute to two of the greatest free-kick takers of all time in Pirlo and Ronaldinho.
In my opinion, Messi is on his way to joining both Pirlo and Ronaldinho in the category of the best free-kick takers in the history of the game.
We'll see if Messi and other FC Barcelona players make goals on Tuesday as more World Cup 2014 qualifiers continue.
Xoel, The Voice of FC Barcelona on Bleacher Report.
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