Messi On Standing Ovation From Betis Crowd: It's Never Happened To Me

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They stood up, applauded Messi and joined with Barcelona fans in chanting his name.

"No, I can't remember that happening before".

Barcelona's last league loss was 4-3 at home to Betis in November.

Barcelona could be without star striker Luis Suarez when they face Manchester United in the Champions League next month.

"Even though the opposition concedes goals to Messi they can still enjoy this unbelievable era which he has created, they enjoy it too and today they recognized that", said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde, according to Reuters. "Worse things have happened". Messi sent his strike around the wall and into the top corner of the net, leaving Lopez little chance. Messi smacked the ball with his left boot, sending it toward the far post.

Suarez opened scoring in the second half, netting a pass from Gerard Pique in the 63rd minute.

Barca, via their official Twitter page, have confirmed that the Uruguay worldwide will undergo tests on Monday to determine the "exact extent of the injury".

After Messi's final strike, a brilliant chip from the edge of the box which went in off the underside of the bar, the home fans at the Benito Villamarin Stadium rose as one to hail the five-time Ballon d'Or victor.

"Almost every week (Messi) plays at such an unbelievable level", said Betis coach Quique Setien.

Messi now has 29 league goals this season, 39 in all competitions, and together with Suarez's 18 their joint-total of 47 is more than all but two of the other teams in the division.

He scored the second goal for Barcelona in the 45th minute thanks to a superb assist he got from Luis Suarez.

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