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Messi returns to lead Barcelona over Atlante

Messi returns to lead Barcelona over Atlante

Lionel Messi returned from injury and scored a goal Wednesday, helping Barcelona beat Mexican club Atlante 3-1 and earn a spot in the Club World Cup final.
Messi showed no effects from an ankle injury as he received a pass from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 54th minute and then rounded goalkeeper Federico Vilar.
Pedro Rodriguez sealed it in the 67th, becoming the first player to score in six different competitions in one year.
Atlante took advantage of the European champions sluggish start to take the lead in the fifth through Guillermo Rojas. But Sergio Busquets equalized in the 35th.


Updated : 2021-10-25 16:17 GMT+08:00