Messi hat-trick helps Barcelona to 4-0 win against GranadaJanuary 11, 2016
Barcelona’s first home league match of the year saw Leo Messi score a hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Granada on Saturday.
Lionel Messi scored the opener after just seven minutes assisted by new boy Arda Turan. Inside the first quarter hour Messi scored his second of the afternoon after the Barça trident of Messi, Neymar and Suarez combined to overwhelm the Granada defence. Barça continued to pile on the pressure, with Suarez, Rakitic and Neymar going wide and shots by Messi and Turan being blocked.
Back on after the break Granada started to apply their own pressure on the Barcelona goal. But then after 12 minutes Messi made it a hat-trick off a Neymar rebound to put the Catalans 3-0 ahead. It was only in the closing minutes that Neymar put his name on the score-sheet off a Suarez assist.
1-0 Messi (min 7)
2-0 Messi (min 13)
3-0 Messi (min 57)
4-0 Neymar (min 82)