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Giovani: Hat-trick was for Rijkaard

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Barcelona hat-trick hero Giovani Dos Santos dedicated his goals to departing coach Frank Rijkaard after helping the Dutchman leave the Catalan giants on a winning note.

In what was Rijkaard´s final match in charge before he is replaced by Pep Guardiola, Barca defeated already-relegated Real Murcia 5-3 in an entertaining encounter to end what has been a largely disappointing season for the 2006 European champions.

"I´ve dedicated the goals to Rijkaard. I have a lot of affection for him," said the Mexican, who admits he was getting concerned about his barren streak in front of goal.

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