Lionel Messi scored a goal in Barcelona’s last pre season match against Dinamo Bucharest. Barcelona won the match easily by 2-0. The way Barcelona has performed in the pre season matches; it is going to be pretty tough for any other team to challenge Barcelona in the upcoming season. The goal that Messi scored against Dinamo Bucharest was his fifth goal in the pre season matches. He has looked in fine form in all the pre season matches that he has played.
Meanwhile, the Spanish striker David Villa has made a comeback in the Barcelona team after recovering from his injury. He played in the match against Dinamo Bucharest. He came to play as a substitute in the later part of the second half. He was moving without any difficulty and looked energetic in the field. He remained on the field for 17 minutes. Villa’s comeback is great news for Barcelona. The manager of Barcelona, Tito Vilanova, seemed to be overjoyed by the return of the Spanish superstar. After the match against Bucharest, Vilanova said that it is nice to have Villa back in the team. He is an impact player and if he remains fit, he could be the trump card for Barcelona in the upcoming season. Vilanova said that he discussed with the physiotherapist of the club about the fitness of Villa. The physiotherapist assured him that Villa has regained his fitness completely. Only then, he decided to use Villa as a substitute in this match.
On being asked about the brilliant form of Messi in the pre season matches, Vilanova said that Messi is the best footballer in the world at the moment and the team relies on him heavily. Hopefully, he would be able to produce the same kind of magic in the upcoming season. Barcelona will play its first match of the season against Real Sociedad.