Monday, 30 April 2018

Barcelona clinch La Liga title with Messi hat-trick

Barcelona wrapped up the league title in Ernesto Valverde's first season as manager with a Lionel Messi-inspired victory over Deportivo La Coruna.

Messi scored a hat-trick at the Riazor to give Barca an unassailable lead at the top of the table.

Barcelona had led 2-0 with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Messi but Depor fought back to 2-2 with strikes from Lucas Perez and Emre Colak.
Messi then struck twice in the final 10 minutes to seal the win.

This is the 25th time Barcelona have won La Liga - eight behind the 33 won by rivals Real Madrid.

They are only four games from an unbeaten La Liga season.

BBC     News.

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