Coutinho equals Messi in goals scored from outside the box this
Philippe Coutinho has now equalled Lionel Messi for the most goals scored from outside of the box this season after netting the winner in Barcelona’s final game of their campaign against Real SociedadAfter arriving from Liverpool in the January transfer window, Coutinho had initially struggled to adapt to his new surroundings at the Nou Camp.However, the Brazilian midfielder has had a strong end to his first season with the Catalan giants and has scored seven goals in his last six outings.Coutinho again proved to be the difference for Barcelona in their final game of the season on Sunday with the 25-year-old superbly pending the ball past the Sociedad goalkeeper, Miguel Ángel Moyá, and into the back of the net to ensure that Andres Iniesta would leave the club on a high.GOAL! Philippe Coutinho 57′ (1-0) #BarçaRealSociedad pic.twitter.com/0yja4v7bmQ— Media Cules Goal (@mediaculesgol05) May 20, 2018Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The strike means that Coutinho has now levelled his teammate Messi for the most goals scored from outside the box this season.8 – No other player has scored more goals from outside the box than Philippe Coutinho in Europe’s big five leagues this season (level with Messi, four with Barcelona and four with Liverpool). Missile. pic.twitter.com/khzjk9RyrC— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 20, 2018Coutinho capped off his first season in La Liga with eight goals and five assists in his 18 appearances for Barcelona.