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Barca held, Real end La Liga campaign with 12th loss

Published: May 20, 2019 21:15:30


Real Betis' Jese celebrating with teammates after scoring their second goal as Real Madrid's Nacho and Marcelo look dejected on Sunday — Reuters

Barcelona captain and La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi rounded off a spectacular season by netting twice in a 2-2 draw away to Eibar in the champions' final game on Sunday, taking his tally to a remarkable 36 league goals, reports Reuters.

Eibar went ahead in the 20th minute with a strike from Barca's on-loan midfielder Marc Cucurella which squirmed under keeper Jasper Cillessen but Messi levelled in the 31st after sneaking into the box to meet a pass from Arturo Vidal.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid's harrowing season came to a fittingly miserable end on Sunday as they slumped to a staggering 12th  La Liga defeat, losing 2-0 at home to Real Betis as many fans left the stadium early and those who stayed booed the players off the pitch.

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