Lionel Messi was on fire against Real Betis.

Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona beat Real Betis 6-2

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Lionel Messi is back on our TV screens every weekend and we absolutely love it.

The maestro was stunning in Barcelona’s 6-2 destruction of Real Betis, scoring twice and recording an assist as the Spanish champions opened up the La Liga campaign in fine style.

Having endured a rather difficult summer, Messi must be delighted to be back playing for Barcelona. Luis Enrique’s team set out a scary warning to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.


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The Argentine needs to do something miraculous in order to claim the 2016 Ballon d’Or - Cristiano Ronaldo is the nailed on favourite after his Champions League and Euro 2016 successes - but he won’t give up on aiming to win the award for a sixth time.

Start as you mean to go on, Lionel.

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Messi's goals

Messi's assist

Suarez makes full use of Messi's fun


Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Arda Turan also scored in a routine Barca win. 

The club are aiming for the treble - as they do every season - and that Enrique's team looked so assured without Neymar and Andres Iniesta is impressive.

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Suarez scored his 10th hat-trick for Barcelona, while Messi did was Messi always does. Is it possible that the best have got even better?

The two teams from Madrid certainly hope not. But Barcelona are stronger - Samuel Umtiti and Denis Suarez both arrived in the summer - and they still have players to return. 

Your turn, Cristiano.

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