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Eto´o hat-trick keeps pressure on

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Samuel Eto´o struck a second half hat-trick as Barcelona kept up the pressure on leaders Real Madrid with a 5-1 thrashing of bottom-of-the-table Levante at the Nou Camp.

Xavi put the Catalans in front after a quarter of an hour, but the visitors hit back when Mustapha Riga levelled from the spot four minutes before the break.

Lionel Messi quickly restored the home side´s advantage with a trademark solo goal just before the interval, though, and Samuel Eto´o struck three times after the break to keep Barcelona well and truly in the title race and condemn Levante to a seventeenth defeat of the season.

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