Lionel Messi sent a farewell to his friend Luis Suarez via his personal Instagram. The two’s relationship on and off the field is known, as they are spending almost every moment together. Messi did not forget to bash president Josep Maria Bartomeu one more time in his message, stating that ‘nothing surprises him anymore’.
“Today, I entered the locker room and got to realize what happened. It will be very hard to not keep sharing the day to day with you, both on the field and off the field. We’re going to miss those days so much. It was many years, many meals, and dinners.. Many things that we will never forget. It’s going to be weird seeing you wearing another shirt, and much more weird while facing you. “, started Lionel Messi.
“You deserve to be greatly farewelled for what you are: one of the most important players in club history, winning important things both collectively and individually. And not get kicked out as they did. But the truth is, at this point, I’m no longer surprised.”, the Argentine boldly added.
“I wish you all the best in this new challenge. I love you so much, so much. See you soon, mate.”
Ansu Fati becomes El Clasico’s youngest-ever scorer
Barcelona started El Clasico in the worst way possible after Federico Valverde opened the scoring at Camp Nou early on, but Ronald Koeman’s side knew how to reply almost instantly and made Culés breathe a bit. The scorer was Ansu Fati, who now breaks another record in his young career.
After his equaliser, Fati is now El Clasico’s youngest-ever scorer, scoring in the most important fixture of the year a week before his 18th birthday. After an ingenious pass from Leo Messi, Jordi Alba ran with the ball and gave the ball to Fati, who scored in Thibaut Courtois’s net. Koeman utilised Fati as a striker in El Clasico and his choice paid dividends as the teenager already opened his El Clasico account.
Barça fans began panicking after Valverde opened the scoring early on but the Culés, after a few minutes where they struggled, managed to get back into the game and level the scoring. Moreover, Ansu Fati isn’t the only teenager on the pitch as Koeman surprisingly started Sergiño Dest and Pedri for their first El Clasico. Dest is now the first American to appear in the prestigious fixture.