A rampant Lionel Messi struck four goals as Barcelona hit Eibar for a six at Camp Nou on Tuesday to extend their lead to five points at the top of La Liga.

Barcelona maintained their stranglehold at the top of the La Liga table, increasing their lead by five points as they enjoyed an emphatic 6-1 rout over Eibar on Tuesday night.

After a slow start to the match, the hosts took a firm grip on the proceedings following Lionel Messi’s penalty in the 20th minute. Paulinho and Denis Suarez got on the score sheet as well before Sergi Enrich pulled one back for the visitors.

However, Messi turned into a rampaging mood thereafter, scoring three more goals to make it two hat-tricks in three league games for his side. And unsurprisingly, it was the Argentinean forward who had users on Twitter hailing him following another domineering performance.

Amid all the Messi mania, Ernesto Valverde was at the receiving end of a lot of praise as well as Barcelona continued their perfect start to the season.

The lamented got their dues as well as Paulinho and Denis Suarez were lauded after terrific performances on the night.

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