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12
11
1
0
29
34
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12
9
3
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21
30
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7
3
2
13
24
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6
6
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10
24
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News Article  | Spanish La Liga

Messi Nets Hat-Trick As Rampant Barca Win Catalan Derby

Spanish La Liga Report: Barcelona v Espanyol 09 September 2017

By SL International - Sep 09, 2017 10:37 PM
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Result: FC Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol
 
Date: 09 September 2017
 
Venue: Camp Nou
 
Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick to inspire FC Barcelona to a 5-0 win over local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby.
 
After a quiet opening, Luis Saurez nearly broke the deadlock in the 19th minute but the striker's volley was saved by Lopez.
 
However, the hosts were not to be denied in the 26th minute as Messi collected a pass from before firing into the top corner, 1-0.
 
The lead was doubled on 35 minutes as Messi grabbed his second goal by turning home Gerard Deulofeu's low cross.
 
Espanyol nearly pulled a goal back just before the break when Pablo Piatti rattled the upright from the edge of the box.
 
The Catalan giants continued to dominate in the second stanza while the likes of Messi and Suarez squandered chances in the opening 10 minutes..
 
The hosts eventually bagged a third goal after 67 minutes as Messi completed his hat-trick with a composed finish, after a clever pass from Jordi Alba.
 
Enresto Valverde opted for a change a minute later as Ousmane Dembele replaced Deulofeu for his Barcelona debut.
 
Fellow substitute Paulinho nearly bagged his first goal for the club in the 82nd minute but he fired wide from close range.
 
Barca managed to rbag a fouth goal in the 87th minute as Gerard Pique found the back of the net with a thumping header.

Luis Suarez eventually got his name on the score-sheet in the 90th minute as the striker collected a cross from Dembele before slotting into the top corner, 5-0
 
The win sees the Catalan giants maintain their winning start while they've also moved top of the table.

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RayzaKhosistency Sep 11, 2017 10:17 AM
No neymar no problem.he just gets better and better.#LM10
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Mpho Poster Sep 11, 2017 08:34 AM
Congratulations to him, nice for Suarez's confidence also. CR7 fan
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Bongz wa lefatshe Sep 11, 2017 08:12 AM
well done barca king messi i bck wth hat-trcks
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Well done boys
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Barca is a good team and they deserve to win with highest goals
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bravo
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Well done Barc
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Pique,wow...
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King Messi
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King Messi
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Dankie messi
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Messi will always be the best
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2legend1 Sep 10, 2017 04:17 PM
Dembele assist that's exactly wat I've been talking about this kids assists ratio is insane
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Inconsistent messi u ll never see him in 3 coming weeks
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Brilliant Messi just confirming he is the best player in the world. Bravo King Messi
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100% winning record for Barca. Nice one boyz

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