La Liga: Messi strikes thrice as Barcelona thrash Levante 5-0

  • Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and Neymar and Luis Suarez struck one goal each as Barcelona defeated Levante 5-0 in the La Liga on Sunday.

    This was the Argentine’s 23rd hat-trick in his 300th La Liga game for Barca, who are now just one point behind Real Madrid.

    Neymar opened the scoring in the 17th minute before Messi extended the first-half lead. Two more Messi goals, including one from a penalty, took Barca’s count to four in the second half. A superb goal by Suarez in the 73rd minute made it 5-0.

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