Barcelona Checks the Copa Del Rey Off It's To-Do List
Barcelona has had one hell of a season.
In defeating Bilbao's Athletic Club, 1-3, Barça's treble hopes are still alive.
The Catalan side are in presence of possibly the best trio in history, the unfortunately-named MSN. However, they did provide windows to the world as to how magnificent this game can be. And new versions of their prowess keep on coming.
With that sort of talent, the Barça attack had no option but to be solid, and its defense was steady. Now, that’s the kind of patented formulat for greatness that every manager wants.
The Copa match saw its first goal personify everything that makes them spectacular:
Lionel Messi was in godlike mode to beat that many players and then score such a screamer.
The next came from a page right out of the old book of Barcelona. Tiki-Taka, but a quicki-quicka:
Messi, as is his wont, stepped up again and may have secured first place for the Ballon d’Or with this one.
Barcelona are truly playing quick football. Perhaps the planet's quickest.
Athletic did get its consolation goal:
But Messi had already stolen the show.
If Barça stays in this groove, Juventus will be in tough when they meet in Berlin.