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Three for Messi in Barça win, Madrid top

Published: Saturday 29 October 2011, 23.50CET
Lionel Messi ended a run of three games without a goal with a first-half hat-trick against RCD Mallorca as FC Barcelona led a clean sweep of wins for Spain's UEFA Champions League clubs.

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Published: Saturday 29 October 2011, 23.50CET

Three for Messi in Barça win, Madrid top

Lionel Messi ended a run of three games without a goal with a first-half hat-trick against RCD Mallorca as FC Barcelona led a clean sweep of wins for Spain's UEFA Champions League clubs.

Lionel Messi hit his third hat-trick of the season as FC Barcelona led a clean sweep of victories for Spain's four UEFA Champions League challengers on Saturday.

The Argentinian international followed an opening goal from the penalty spot with two side-footed finishes to complete a first-half hat-trick against RCD Mallorca at Camp Nou. A first senior goal for Isaac Cuenca (50) and Dani Alves's fierce shot in added time completed the European champions' fourth 5-0 victory of the campaign.

"The team played well and we managed to make the game more or less safe in the first half," said Messi. "People said I was going through some kind of crisis just because I hadn't scored in my three previous games but the most important thing isn't me, it's that the team is winning."

Barcelona are a point ahead of UD Levante, in action at CA Osasuna on Sunday, and one behind Real Madrid CF. José Mourinho's side scored early through Gonzalo Higuaín (9) away to Real Sociedad de Fútbol but endured a nervous second half as the hosts sought an equaliser.

Elsewhere, Sofiane Feghouli scored two of Valencia CF's goals as they defeated Getafe CF 3-1, while Bruno Soriano and Borja Valero struck unanswered goals in Villarreal CF's victory against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 22/03/2012 16:47 CET

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad0-1Real MadridReal Madrid

Higuaín 9

Venue: San Sebastian

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BarcelonaBarcelona5-0MallorcaMallorca

Messi 13 (penalty), 21, 30, Isaac Cuenca 50, Daniel Alves 90+2

Venue: Barcelona

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VillarrealVillarreal2-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Bruno Soriano 20, Borja Valero 67

Venue: Castellon

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ValenciaValencia3-1GetafeGetafe

Feghouli 12, 25, Aduriz 76

Diego Castro 23

Venue: Valencia

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