Messi Crosses 300 Goal Landmark At Nou Camp As Barcelona Thrash Eibar

Lionel Messi scored four goals as La Liga leaders Barcelona maintained their 100% start to the season with a 6-1 win against Eibar.

Messi converted a penalty to give the hosts the lead before Paulinho headed in a second.

Denis Suarez then struck from a rebound but Sergi Enrich made it 3-1 with a near-post finish.

Messi scored twice within a minute before exchanging passes with Aleix Vidal for a late fourth.

The win means Barcelona are top with 15 points, five clear of second-placed Sevilla but having played a game more.

Messi is once again enjoying an impressive run of form in front goal.

The Argentina forward has scored nine goals in his past four La Liga appearances with his four on Tuesday moving him to a total of 301 at the Nou Camp in 13 years.

Meanwhile, former West Ham striker Simone Zaza scored a hat-trick inside nine minutes as Valencia beat Malaga 5-0.

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