Barcelona troubled after Messi was rested

On December 13, Barcelona locked horns with Getafe on a Spanish League match and Lionel Messi along with his teammates were uninspiring as they had to settle with a goal-less draw allowing their rivals, Real Madrid on having a bigger advantage at the top of La Liga.

After going through such a mediocre performance when playing against Getafe, Luis Enrique and his squad returned to winning ways after blasting 5 goals past Cordoba and Lionel Messi reached yet another milestone as he scored his 50th goal of 2014.

Pedro opened up the scoreboard at the 2nd minute of the match as he scored the only goal of the first half and his teammates added more goals with Luis Suarez scoring his first goal with Barcelona at the 53rd minute and some moments later Gerard Pique along with Lionel Messi netted the last goals of the match in what was a very convincing and overwhelming victory for Barcelona which was needed after having made such an underwhelming performance against Getafe.

This 5-0 victory was important not only for Lionel Messi but also for his teammates as Luis Suarez scored his first goal wearing the Barcelona jersey. The player that cost Barcelona €94 million has struggled trying to adapt to life in the Spanish club and has not been as prolific in scoring goals as he used to do when playing with Liverpool but maybe this goal will spark his career in Spain.

The result was also a morale boosting one for Barcelona altogether as they are hoping to ride this momentum of good form and continue it to 2015 where they will be facing off against Athletic Madrid in a crucial match that could decide which club wins the race for the league title in this season.