- Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona on Wednesday night, January 27, against Rayo
- The Argentine football legend also posed for photos with Rayo youngsters after the game
- Barcelona are currently struggling this term in the Spanish La Liga
Argentina international Lionel Messi on Wednesday night, January 27, returned to action for Barcelona and scored against Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey encounter played.
The Catalans have now qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey and Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman would want to try his best and get the title.
Koeman is currently under serious pressure to deliver this term for Barcelona after replacing Setien who was sacked before the start of the season.
Francisco Garcia scored the first goal for Rayo in the 63rd minute, but six minutes later, Lionel Messi restored parity for the Catalans after getting an incredible assist from Griezmann.
Frenkie de Jong scored the winer for Barcelona in the 80th minute after receiving great pass from Jordi Alba.
After the encounter, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was spotted posing for photos with Rayo youngsters who were in joyous momentum to see the Argentine.
Meanwhile, Barcelona chiefs are still trying their best to convince Lionel Messi to sign a new deal at the Camp Nou as the Argentine is currently having five months left.
Lionel Messi has also been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City where his former boss Pep Guardiola is currently the boss.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Ronald Koeman who is the manager of Spanish giants Barcelona laughed off speculation linking his captain at the Camp Nou Lionel Messi with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi is no doubt one of the best players in the world considering his achievements and records in the game of football since he began his career.
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The Argentine has won six Ballon d'Or awards so far in his career in which only his biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo is close with the Portuguese who has five.
Presently, Lionel Messi is having five months left on his contract at Barcelona and the Argentine has been linked with a move to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Recently, Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo explained that the French champions will be interested in signing Lionel Messi if the Argentine is available.