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The Argentine wizard celebrated wildly after handing his side three points with his second of the encounter, as the Catalans battled back from behind in a thrilling clash
The champions looked set to drop points after Luis Suarez equalised at the end of a breathless 10-minute spell in the second half, during which Munir El Haddadi – against his parent club – and Rodrigo had overturned Messi’s opener.
But the Argentina star converted from the spot with almost the last kick of the game, prompting objects including a water bottle to be hurled at the celebrating Barca players from a furious home crowd.
Captain Andres Iniesta left the pitch on a stretcher after just 14 minutes following a challenge from Enzo Perez, with Barca later confirming knee ligament damage for the midfielder, which will have tempered celebrations for Luis Enrique’s side.