Laliga: Messi scores again as Barcelona beat Girona

Lionel Messi marked his return to the Barcelona starting xi with another match-winning performance in the Catalan derby victory against Girona.

The Argentine international was rested in the 2-0 defeat against Sevilla in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.

Nelson Semedo opened the scoring for Barcelona with a rare strike.

Messi increased the lead with a beautiful goal as he deliciously chipped the ball over Girona goalie’s head to maintain Barca’s five point lead over Atletico Madrid.

Coutinho endured another torrid night in Barcelona colours as he missed two glorious chances.

Barcelona missed the pace of Ousmane Dembele who missed out of the match due to injury

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