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Barcelona 3-0 Elche: Messi's second-half special cuts gap to Atletico
Lionel Messi had a hand in all three goals as Barcelona cruised past Elche to fuel hope they can reel in LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid.Ronald Koeman's men had missed a chance to take advantage of Atletico's slip-up against Levante at the weekend when they were held at home by struggling Cadiz.
The future of Lionel Messi never ceases to be talked about on the other side of the Pyrenees. Three months from the end of his contract with FC Barcelona, the six-time Ballon d'Or carefully maintains the vagueness around his situation, ensuring that he only thinks of the challenges that await him with the Blaugrana. According to El Larguero, it is certain that the Barcelona No. 10 will wait until the end of the season to announce his decision. A decision that would not necessarily be taken yet. But despite the recent words of Joan Laporta, who assured this weekend to be the only one able to convince the Argentine to continue the adventure with Barça, the results of the presidential elections to be held this Sunday will not weigh in the choice by Lionel Messi. Determined last summer to leave Barcelona, the Rosario native is announced on the shelves of PSG and Manchester City. And if the Citizens seem ready to do anything to convince him to rally the north of England, where he would meet Pep Guardiola, the interest of PSG does not leave him indifferent. While Neymar continues to lobby for the Rouge et Bleu, Lionel Messi is imagining himself moving to Paris anyway. According to journalist Eduardo Inda, present on the El Chiringuito plateau, La Pulga has started to survey the Parisian real estate market, looking for a house. If most Parisian players are installed in the Yvelines, like Neymar, others have chosen to live in the heart of the capital, like Mauro Icardi, or in Neuilly-sur-Seine, like Marco Verratti. Read also: Barça, the presidential candidates go wild Messi, the astonishing revelation
Messi-Ronaldo, a historic absence! .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Lionel Messi may have regrets. As one might imagine since Juventus ’elimination on Tuesday against FC Porto, the Champions League quarter-finals will be played without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. After the Portuguese, it was indeed his Argentinian rival who bit the dust in the round of 16. Condemned to a miracle after the slap received in the first leg at Camp Nou (1-4), Barça had to be content with a draw (1-1) at the Parc des Princes.