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Twitter explodes as magical Lionel Messi helps Barcelona annihilate Espanyol 5-0

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18.69K   //    10 Sep 2017, 06:37 IST

Lionel Messi scored an impeccable hat-trick
Lionel Messi scored an impeccable hat-trick

Lionel Messi was at his imperious best as he netted a 66-minute hat-trick to help Barcelona claim the win against Espanyol in the Catalan derby. The Argentine has now scored 5 goals, while also rattling the woodwork on 4 occasions, in the 3 league games this season.

Ernesto Valverde's side took an early 4-point lead over rivals Real Madrid, who dropped points against Levante earlier in the day. Gerard Pique also got on the scoresheet, while Barcelona's club record signing - Ousmane Dembele - provided an assist on his debut as he came on as a second half substitute for Gerard Deulofeu.

Twitter, as you would expect, didn't hold back and rejoiced after another magical performance from Messi. Here are the best tweets:

On another level!


Make that 802!


A treat for your eyes...


Hat-trick, well, what's that?


The perfect start!

Hard to argue against this one!


Barcelona fans be like...


Hahaha!


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