Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Barcelona 4 – Espanyol 0 (La Liga, May 5, 2012) (Longer highlights.) A deflected free-kick from Lionel Messi gave Barca the lead. Messi dedicated the goal to Guardiola. On 64 Lionel Messi converted a penalty for goal number 70 this season and the 48th in La Liga. Ten minutes later Lionel Messi chested down a long Adriano ball and fired into the far corner for his hat-trick and 71st of the season (!). Five minutes later it was 4-0 from the penalty spot, converted by the incredible Lionel Messi. After the fourth, Messi went for a hug with Pep.
Individual highlights: Lionel Messi.
Banner at the Nou Camp pre Espanyol match: “T’estimem Pep!” (“We love you Pep!”).