The win at El Riazor means that Barcelona are three points ahead of Atletico Madrid, who play Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Messi’s hat trick moves him to within four goals of Pele’s record for goals in a calendar year.
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?