Lionel Messi, Nelson Semedo shine as Barcelona beat Girona in La Liga

first_img Reuters BarcelonaJanuary 27, 2019UPDATED: January 27, 2019 23:47 IST Lionel Messi has now scored at every La Liga ground he has played at (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBarcelona beat Girona 2-0 Catalan derby on SundayLionel Messi and Nelson Semedo scored a goal each as Barcelona took a 5-point lead at the top of the standingsBarca top the table on 49 points after 21 gamesLionel Messi scored for a sixth consecutive La Liga game as champions Barcelona saw off a gutsy Girona side 2-0 in a Catalan derby on Sunday to go five points clear at the top of the standings.Portuguese fullback Nelson Semedo struck with his weaker left foot to send Barca into the lead in the ninth minute of the game, which was played on a rain-swept afternoon at Girona’s Montilivi stadium after La Liga’s ambitious plan to stage the game in Miami fell through.Girona missed a double chance to equalise shortly before the break, with Barca defender Gerard Pique clearing a shot off the line, and the home side’s striker Cristhian Stuani was thwarted by the feet of German keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen early in the second period.Montilivi > Another stadium for the collectionLeo #Messi170 Liga goals on the road at 36 different grounds#GironaBarça pic.twitter.com/GQqTM0QVbbFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 27, 2019Girona had defender Bernardo Espinosa sent off in the 51st minute for a second booking and their hopes of getting back in the game were dealt a fatal blow by La Liga’s top scorer Messi, who lofted the ball over keeper Bono in the 68th to net his 18th league goal of the season.The strike means Messi has now scored at every La Liga ground he has played at, with the Argentine still to visit Huesca later in the campaign.Barca top the table on 49 points after 21 games, holding a five-point lead over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid.advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow Nelson SemedoFollow LA LigaFollow BarcelonaFollow Girona Lionel Messi, Nelson Semedo shine as Barcelona beat Girona in La LigaBarcelona saw off a gutsy Girona side 2-0 in a Catalan derby on Sunday to go five points clear at the top of the standings.advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img QUEENS COUNTY: Middlefield RoadMiddlefield Road, from Route 210 to Trunk 8, will have alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107 Highway 107, Exit 18 eastbound ramp and westbound ramp, will have weekday lane closures daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 31 while extended ramp lanes are built. Traffic control is in place. Motorists should expect delays. NEW WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Dartmouth, Victoria Road Bridge, Victoria Road Bridge rehabilitation work is being done to the Victoria Road Bridge, Victoria Road, until Saturday, Aug. 31. The majority of work will take place after 6 p.m., from Monday to Friday, and on weekends. Weekday work will take place between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 (Westbound Lanes) Highway 104, westbound lanes, from Exit 21 to Exit 20, is reduced to one lane in various locations for bridge rehabilitation and repaving until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Barss Corner Road Barss Corner Road, from Ramey Road to Sarty Road, will have alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: New Harbour Road New Harbour Road, from Route 329 to the end of the pavement, will have alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge, Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. A detour is in place on MacEachern Road. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Cape Forchu Bridge, Route 304 Cape Forchu Bridge on Route 304, Yarmouth Bar, is reduced to one lane for repairs until Friday, July 26. Traffic lights and traffic control personnel will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30-center_img VICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island Bridge Seal Island Bridge is undergoing a detailed inspection that will require lane closures and, at times, short-term closures. Motorists should expect delays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until Friday, June 7. Traffic control is in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre Cranton Bridge, Margaree Centre, is closed until further notice due to safety concerns. A replacement bridge is expected this year. A detour is in place via East Big Intervale Road, Crowdis Cross Road and West Big Intervale Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Lower Onslow Highway 102, Exit 14A to Belmont, has a one lane closure for roadwork until Saturday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. QUEENS COUNTY: Middlewood Diversion Road Middlewood Diversion Road will have alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 (Eastbound Lanes) Highway 104, eastbound lanes, Exit 19 for about six kilometres is reduced to one lane in various locations for bridge rehabilitation and repaving until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Maders Cove Road Maders Cove Road, from Trunk 3 to the end of the pavement, will have alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: ROUTE 325 Route 325, from 600 metres west of Auburndale Road westerly to Monk Road, will have alternating lane closures for paving until Saturday, Aug. 31. Traffic control consists of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road.last_img read more