Lionel Messi achieved a hat-trick and made two more goals as Barcelona beat 10-man Levante to get back a 3-point lead at the top rank of La liga.
Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, who claimed successes this weekend joined the champions at the top.
But when the Messi crossed for Luis Suarez’s opener he just stole the show.
The Argentine popped home from very close range and transformed two clinical finishes, as well trimming the ball backwards for Gerard Pique’s late fifth.
Erick Cabaco, the defender had by Levante sent back with fourteen minutes after he carelessly dive in on French winger Ousmane Dembele and for this he goes for a straight red card.
The hosts team begins brilliantly with the striker Emmanuel Boateng making a shot opposite to the crossbar and the Ghanaian who also became close with a short, disciplined effort against the close post which Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to bend to keep out, before the intervention of Messi.
- Relive Barcelona’s win over Levante
A stylish revenge was achieved by Barca after the painful preceding season’s loss of 5-4 against the Levante finished their chances of proceeding the complete season undefeated in the next-to-last game of the campaign.
Despite the fact that in the early stages they were the 2nd best, when they smash the deadlock on thirty four minutes there was nothing to feel uncertain about the result.
When the Levante hoped to pass the ball out from the back Messi jumped on a free ball and the possibility hoped to be gone when was constrained out wide, yet a sharp cross into the container permitted Suarez to side-foot home a first-time complete from twelve yards out.
After Nine minutes, A skipper of Barca Messi was played in on goal by the pass of Sergio Busquets and a defender held off by the Argentine in order to hit a finish into the uttermost corner and after that for his second stroking home from the border of the box.
The hat-trick was completed by Messi with a simple finish from very close range for his fiftieth goal for the country and club in the year 2018- and defender Pique still got some time to begin a move in his own box, earlier than sprinting up the ground to roll in from the cutback of Messi.