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Spain: Barça crush Eibar, Messi power 4

Ⓒ AFP – PAU BARRENA – | Lionel Messi congratulated by Denis Suarez after one of his 4 goals against Eibar, September 19, 2017 at Camp Nou

Lionel Messi has scored Eibar (6-1) and allowed Barcelona to keep on top of the Spanish Championship on Matchday 5, Tuesday at the Camp Nou, where the Catalans homage to the unfortunate Ousmane Dembélé, wounded.

Intense, Messi scored on a generous penalty kick (21st), a subtle shot at the pole (59th), a head-to-head match with the goalkeeper (62nd) and an unstoppable foot (87th) in La Liga to already nine goals. Paulinho, very good, scored a header (38 ‘) and Denis Suarez of a corner shot (53’), before Sergi Enrich saved the honor (57th).

Barça (1-15 pts) is provisionally seven points ahead of Real Madrid (5th, 8 pts), who receives Betis Sevilla Wednesday (20:00 GMT) for the return of suspension of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Before the meeting at the Camp Nou, the players of Barcelona wished a speedy recovery to Dembélé, operated Tuesday of the left thigh and unavailable until 2018: they penetrated the field with a T-shirt bearing the inscription in French “Courage Ousmane. ”

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Results of the 5th day of the Spanish Football Championship:

Tuesday

Valencia CF – Malaga 5 – 0

FC Barcelona – Eibar 6 – 1

Wednesday

(18h00 GMT) Athletic Bilbao – Atlético Madrid

Leganés – Girona

(19:00 GMT) Deportivo La Coruna – Alavés

(20h00 GMT) Sevilla – Las Palmas

Real Madrid – Betis Sevilla

Thursday

(18:00 GMT) Villarreal – Espanyol Barcelona

(19:00 GMT) Celta Vigo – Getafe

(20:00 GMT) Levante – Real Sociedad

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