Lionel Messi comes off the bench astonishingly in the match against Real Betis.
Leo Messi came off the bench against Real Betis, that didn’t stop him scoring twice though. The Argentinian superstar has eight braces off the bench for Barca.
After receiving criticism for his performance against Dinamo Kiev, Leo Messi was back to his best on the field at the Camp Nou.
The Rosario native was the hero and led Ronald Koeman’s side to a 5-2 win over Betis.
The number 10 came off the bench after Ansu Fati’s injuries with the game level at 1-1. His introduction changed the game and, by the end, he had a brace to his name.
This was the eighth time Messi has scored a brace after coming on as a substitute for Barcelona.
Across his 83 substitute performances, the superstar has notched 38 goals, but never scored a hat-trick.