The Argentine forward netted the first goal in the La Liga leaders’ 2-2 draw at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan yesterday.
Barcelona’s lead at the top of the La Liga table was reduced to two points yesterday as Luis Enrique’s men were held to a 2-2 draw against Sevilla.
The Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan has traditionally been a place that the Catalans have taken maximum points, while Barca talisman Lionel Messi had scored six goals in his last eight visits.
Despite the Camp Nou side taking a 2-0 lead in the clash, Sevilla rallied and salvaged a point in a 2-2 draw.
Messi scored his 34th goal of the La Liga campaign to open the scoring however, curling home an impressive strike in the 14th minute following a pass from Neymar.
Real Madrid’s victory over Eibar means that the Catalans’ lead over their Claisoc rivals has been reduced to two points.
Barcelona will look to get back to winning ways when they face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night, while their next La Liga game sees the leaders host Valencia next weekend.