Relief for Barca as Messi ensures Setien enjoys winning start

  • Monday 20, January 2020 10:11 AM
  • Relief for Barca as Messi ensures Setien enjoys winning start
Sharjah24 – AFP: Quique Setien may want a different Barcelona but he needed the same old Lionel Messi on Sunday as the Argentinian gave his new coach a winning start by scoring in a 1-0 victory over Granada.
Messi's strike in the 76th minute decided a cagey contest at the Camp Nou and prevented the much-anticipated launch of Setien's new era becoming something of a damp squib.

Victory also sends Barca back to the top of La Liga on goal difference, after Real Madrid had briefly claimed first place following their win over Sevilla on Saturday.