Messi scores hat-trick as Barça become table toppers
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Barcelona had greater ball possession. The match saw five Uruguayan assisted Messi and he netted the second goal in the 14th minute. was the first player to be booked in the 29th minute. First half ended in 2–0 with one yellow card shown.. Four away players and of Barcelona were yellow carded. More than thirty fouls were committed in the match. scored the first goal of the match in the 8th minute, assisted by debutant . Minutes later,
|I'm very satisfied with how the team played.|
In the second half Brazilian whose try to net a goal was saved, but the ball deflected and Messi scored the third goal of the match, completing his hat-trick.and of Granada were booked in 56th and 57th minute. In the next minute, assisted
was yellow carded at the 60th minute. Three minuted later, was yellow carded for a bad foul. Neymar, in the 83rd minute, scored the fourth goal of the match assisted by Suárez.
After the match, Barcelona managersaid "I'm very satisfied with how the team played. Everybody was focused from the beginning and the players knew how important it was to win these three points."
|January 9, 2016|
14' Lionel Messi
58' Lionel Messi
|(2–0) HT|| 29' |
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- Associated Press. "Barcelona back on top of La Liga as Lionel Messi hat-trick sees off Granada" — , January 9, 2016