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Ferran Torres breaks Barcelona’s Lionel Messi curse vs Real Betis

Barcelona star Ferran Torres, on Saturday night, netted an altogether noteworthy goal for the La Liga champions.

Barca, for those not aware, were back in action a short time ago.

In their post-international break return, Xavi Hernandez’s troops welcomed Celta Vigo to the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, aware that a three-point haul would see them, at least temporarily, replace Clasico rivals Real Madrid atop the Spanish top-flight.

And, when all was said and done in Catalunya, all three points is precisely what the Blaugrana marched on to.

This came owing to a wonderful attacking display, culminating in all of Joao Felix, Robert Lewandowski, Ferran Torres, Raphinha, and Joao Cancelo finding the net, en route to an eventual 5-0 rout.

As alluded to above, though, it was Barcelona’s third of the night which came as the most significant of the bunch.

And, in the process, the Spanish international, fresh off a fine start to the campaign, broke a long-standing Barca curse.

As revealed by statisticians Opta, Torres ‘is the first Barcelona player to score from a direct free-kick in La Liga since Lionel Messi against Valencia in May 2021′.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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