Lionel Messi hits 300th Barcelona goal in comeback win

Lionel Messi

And that was to prove a turning point as it took Barca just five minutes to level the scores after the interval. Tono could only parry Fabregas' fierce drive from 20 yards back into the middle of the goal where the grateful Messi was on hand to slot home his landmark goal. Pedro then hit the post and had a goal rightly ruled out for offside as Granada struggled to contain the wave upon wave of attacks from the visitors and they were finally in front 17 minutes from time.

Messi's free-kick had just enough power and dip to take it past Tono although the keeper will be disappointed after getting a hand to it. Cristian Tello should then have sealed all three points as he blasted over from close range and the winger was nearly made to pay for his profligacy as Inigo Lopez and Yacine Brahimi wasted fine chances in the dying minutes to salvage a point for Granada

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