Comfortable win for Barça in local derby

September 11, 2017

A Leo Messi hat-trick helped propel FC Barcelona to a 5-0 win against local rivals RCD Espanyol on Saturday night. After going into the break 2-0 ahead thanks to Messi, the Argentine superstar made it a hat-trick seven minutes after the hour. Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez added one goal each in the closing minutes of the match.

1-0 Messi (min 26)
2-0 Messi (min 35)
3-0 Messi (min 67)
4-0 Piqué (min 87)
5-0 Suárez (min 90)

Read full match reports on the websites of BBC and FC Barcelona.

Barça has now won all three league matches played this season, with arch-rival Real Madrid taking just one point against Levante. That’s their second draw in a row after Valencia held them to 2-2, also at the Bernabeu. The only other club to win all three opening matches this season is Real Sociedad.

Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Barcelona 3 3 0 0 9 0 9
2 Real Sociedad 3 3 0 0 10 4 9
3 Sevilla 3 2 1 0 5 1 7
4 Athletic Bilbao 3 2 1 0 3 0 7
5 Leganes 3 2 0 1 3 2 6
6 Atletico Madrid 3 1 2 0 7 3 5
7 Real Madrid 3 1 2 0 6 3 5
8 Levante 3 1 2 0 4 3 5
9 Valencia 3 1 2 0 3 2 5
10 Getafe 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
11 Girona 3 1 1 1 3 4 4
12 Celta Vigo 3 1 0 2 4 5 3
13 Villarreal 3 1 0 2 3 5 3
14 Real Betis 3 1 0 2 3 6 3
15 Eibar 3 1 0 2 1 4 3
16 Deportivo La Coruna 3 0 1 2 4 9 1
17 Espanyol 3 0 1 2 1 7 1
18 Malaga 2 0 0 2 0 2 0
19 Alaves 3 0 0 3 0 4 0
20 Las Palmas 2 0 0 2 1 6 0

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