Messi at his absolute best as Celta Vigo get thrashed

Messi at his absolute best as Celta Vigo get thrashed

Lionel Messi contributed two goals and two assists as Barcelona defeated Celta Vigo 5 - 0 on Saturday night.

Messi opened the scoring when he dribbled past three defenders from the right to curl a beauty into the net.

Messi at his absolute best as Celta Vigo get thrashed

Messi celebrates his first goal against Celta

The goal saw the Argentine make a call me gesture towards the Barcelona director's box in what could be an interpretation that the Catalans are yet to contact him over his contract which expires in the summer of 2018.

He assisted Neymar's goal and Barcelona's second which a deft through ball which the Brazilian lobbed over Sergio Alavez in goal.

Messi at his absolute best as Celta Vigo get thrashed

Neymar celebrates his goal

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Messi then unlocked the Celta defence in the lead up to Ivan Rakitic's controversial third. Rafinha's control getting into the patch of the Croatian who was offside who finished with his left foot.

Messi at his absolute best as Celta Vigo get thrashed

Rakitic scores

Messi then set up the ball on a plate for Samuel Umtiti's first Barca goal with a cross from the left.

La Pulga scored the fifth when he met a pass on the right dribbled into the center and scored at the first bar.

Real Madrid defeated Eibar earlier in the day without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo and the suspended Gareth Bale.

A Benzema double and strikes from James and Asensio hand the Whites the win at Ipurua.

The game comes just three days ahead of the second leg of their last-sixteen Champions League tie against Italian side Napoli who defeated AS Roma 2 - 1 at the Stadio Olympico.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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