Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona beat Espanyol 5-1
December 8 , 2014
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to lead Barcelona to an emphatic 5-1 La Liga victory over Espanyol.
The 27-year-old Argentine international scored a goal at the end of the first half and two in the second.
Sergio Garcia’s lone goal gave Espanyol the lead in the 13th minute before Messi equalized in the 45th minute.
Barcelona dominated in the second half, with Gerard Pique and Pedro scoring a goal each too.