Lionel Messi made some history this past weekend as he scored his 50th goal of the season as Barcelona won and covered the bookmaker soccer odds in a 2-0 win against Osasuna.
Messi became the first player from Spain to ever score 50 goals in a club season. Barcelona bounced back from a tough loss to Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey final with the 2-0 win vs. the bookie odds over Osasuna.
Messi and Villa Score
Because Barcelona plays against Real Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League semifinals, many of their starters were rested on Saturday against Osasuna. Messi didn’t enter the game until the 58th minute when he replaced David Villa who had scored his 18th goal of the season in the 24th minute. Messi scored his 50th goal of the season with three minutes left in the game. It was the 31st goal of the season in league play for Messi. It was the 177th goal of the career for Messi with Barcelona. He is now one goal behind Josep Samitier for third place all-time on the Barcelona career scoring list. Barcelona is unbeaten in their last 31 league games and they have an eight-point lead over Real Madrid with just five games left.
Real Madrid didn’t have any letdown after winning the Copa Del Rey. They routed Valencia 6-3 vs. the bookie odds on Saturday at Mestalla Stadium. Gonzalo Higuain had the hat trick while Kaka added two goals while Karim Benzema added one.
In the Premier League it was Manchester United winning 1-0 against Everton as Javier Hernandez scored in the 84th minute. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard played well but he couldn’t stop Hernandez who continues to score big goals for United. The win by United was huge as they are in great position to win the Premier League. They need seven points in their last four games to clinch the title. Chelsea is six points back after winning 3-0 against West Ham. Arsenal’s chances pretty much ended as they were upset 2-1 in SBG soccer odds at the bookmaker by Bolton on Sunday. In Serie A it was AC Milan defeating Brescia 1-0 as Robinho scored in the 82nd minute. AC Milan is in great shape to win their first league title since 2004 as they have an eight point lead over Inter Milan with just four games left.