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Messi sets record in emphatic Barcelona win

Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 19.02CET
Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick and surpassed Paulino Alcántara as FC Barcelona's all-time top scorer as the Blaugrana overwhelmed CA Osasuna 7-0 at the Camp Nou.
Messi sets record in emphatic Barcelona win
Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 370th goal for Barcelona ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 March 2014, 19.02CET

Messi sets record in emphatic Barcelona win

Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick and surpassed Paulino Alcántara as FC Barcelona's all-time top scorer as the Blaugrana overwhelmed CA Osasuna 7-0 at the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi became FC Barcelona's all-time leading scorer as FC Barcelona responded to last week's surprise loss at Real Valladolid CF by overwhelming CA Osasuna 7-0 at the Camp Nou.

Osasuna held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw earlier this season and their defence started well, but Messi's 18th-minute goal opened the floodgates. Alexis Sánchez made it 2-0 soon after, turning in Jordi Alba's cross following a one-two with Andrés Iniesta, before Iniesta himself added the third with a powerful shot from outside the penalty area.

Already comfortably the club's record scorer in competitive matches, Messi set a new benchmark in the 63rd minute, working space to register goal number 370 for Barcelona and overtake Paulino Alcántara as the club's finest marksman – friendlies included.

Substitute Cristian Tello's top-corner strike, moments after his introduction, made it five for the hosts and Messi tapped in two minutes from time to complete his hat-trick. The Argentinian international then squared for Pedro Rodríguez to knock in and complete the rout, which left Barcelona four points behind Liga leaders Real Madrid CF.

Elsewhere, fifth-placed Real Sociedad de Fútbol edged Valencia CF 1-0, Sevilla FC downed Valladolid 4-1 and the game between Elche CF and Real Betis Balompié ended goalless.

Last updated: 16/03/14 23.02CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/03/2014 22:49 CET

16/03/2014

Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-0ValenciaValencia

Agirretxe 61

Venue: San Sebastian

16/03/2014

SevillaSevilla4-1ValladolidValladolid

Rakitić 23 (P), Gameiro 41, 66 (P), Figueiras 74

Guerra 76

Venue: Sevilla

16/03/2014

BarcelonaBarcelona7-0OsasunaOsasuna

Messi 18, 63, 88, Alexis Sánchez 22, Iniesta 34, Tello 78, Pedro Rodríguez 90+1

Venue: Barcelona

16/03/2014

ElcheElche0-0BetisBetis

Venue: Elche

15/03/2014

AtléticoAtlético1-0EspanyolEspanyol

Diego Costa 55

Venue: Madrid

15/03/2014

MálagaMálaga0-1Real MadridReal Madrid

Ronaldo 23

Venue: Malaga

15/03/2014

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-1AlmeríaAlmería

Alberto Bueno 38, Larrivey 57, 77

Soriano 72

Venue: Madrid

15/03/2014

LevanteLevante0-1CeltaCelta

Nolito 19

Venue: Valencia

14/03/2014

GetafeGetafe3-3GranadaGranada

Marica 6, López 38, Lafita 72

Riki 35, El Arabi 62, 77

Venue: Madrid

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