Barcelona Football Club of Spain were in action against Elche at the Camp Nou in the match day 24 of the current campaign.
Ronald Koeman's led FC Barcelona team were very impressive in the game, as they thrashed the visiting team with a comfortable three unreplied goals to move to the third spot on the La Liga table.
Lionel Messi was again in his best form as he was yet again the hero of the night, netted a second half brace to put Barcelona back to winning ways after their disappointing 1-1 draw against Cadiz in the weekend.
Barcelona were able to break the deadlock in the 48th minutes with Lionel Messi getting on the score sheet, after the first half ended goalless draw to make it one nil for the host after receiving an assist from Martin Braithwaite.
The six times Balloon d'or winner doubled the lead for the Catalan giant in the 69th minutes as he scored his brace of the night, after receiving a fine assist from Frenkie De Jong to make it two goals to nil.
Martin Braithwaite was able to registered a brace of assist as he set up Jordi Alba in the 73rd minutes to make the score line three goals to nil at full time.
Two second half goals from Lionel Messi and a goal from Jordi Alba were enough to safe the day for the Blaugrana to earned the deserving victory.
Lionel Messi with the brace of the night has now moved to the top of the La Liga goal scoring chart with 18 goals scored this season - 2 goals ahead of former teammate and Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez with 16 goals.
Lionel Messi with his astonishing performance of the night has now scored more goals in all competitions than any other player in Europe's top 5 leagues in 2021.
The win for Barcelona has now taken them to the third spot on the La Liga Santander table with 50 points in 24 games played - 2 points behind perennial rival Real Madrid with 52 points in 24 games played and 5 points behind league leader, Atletico Madrid with 55 points in 23 games played.
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