– Huesca vs Barcelona ended 1-0 as Ronald Koeman’s men narrowly defeated the newly-promoted side

– Lionel Messi provided just his second assist of the season as Frenkie de Jong grabbed the only goal of the game

– Barcelona remain in fifth position on the La Liga table with ten points adrift leaders Atletico Madrid

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Barcelona recorded a slim 1-0 win away at Huesca as they returned to winning ways in their La Liga 2020-21 campaign.

The only goal of the game was scored by Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong as seemed to be the match-winner for the Catalan giants.

It was a well dominated first half by Barcelona as they created several chances on goal with the home side defending in m, most parts of the first 45 minutes.

Huesca vs Barcelona: De Jong scores only goal as La Blagruana win 1-0

Huesca vs Barcelona: De Jong scores only goal as La Blagruana win 1-0.
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Pedri was first to threaten the goalkeeper from a Messi’s assist as the 18-year-old’s goal-bound move was stopped by Huesca’s number one Alvaro Fernandez.

However, Fernandez could make stop De Jong’s easy tap-in as Messi found the midfielder with as sublime pass for the Dutchman to tap in from close range.

Fernandez then had a finger-tip save from Messi’s free-kick to deny Barcelona from doubling the advantage.

The 22-year-old also made a fine save with his legs Messi shot to deny the six-time Ballon d’Or winner another chance on goal.

Huesca were the better side in the second half as they attacked in some parts of the half that almost led to a goal.

That was how the match ended as Barcelona got maximum points to record their eighth victory of the season.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Lionel Messi has joined the long list of celebrities wishing everyone a happy New Happy Year on their respective social media handles.

The Barcelona star posted a family photo on Instagram including his wife Antonela as well as their three sons Thiago, Mateo and Ciro.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner had many struggles in the past year and will be hoping to have a better 2021 with several challenges ahead.

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