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8 Dec 4:56pm

Lionel Messi scores two free-kicks as Barcelona hammer Espanyol in derby

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Lionel Messi scored two spectacular free kicks as Barcelona thrashed their local rivals Espanyol 4-0 in Saturday’s Catalan derby to move three points clear at the top of La Liga. The champions, who started the game level with Sevilla and Atlético Madrid on 28 points, swept to victory in Cornellà de Llobregat as Messi put on a sublime show in the week he was ranked the fifth-best player in the world at Monday’s Ballon d’Or awards.
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