Lionel Messi stars again with a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid 3-0

Barcelona 3 – Atletico Madrid 0 (La Liga, February 5, 2011) (Longer highlights) It took Barcelona 17 minutes to open the scoring and it was no surprise who notched the goal. Lionel Messi cut in from the right and fired low past De Gea. Twelve minutes later Lionel Messi swept home number two following a Villa through ball. Early in the second half Gerard Pique produced a fine block on the line to prevent Atletico pulling one back. With 11 minutes to go Lionel Messi bagged his hat-trick, stabbing in after De Gea had saved from Villa and the ball had sat up after hitting Godin.

Individual match highlights: Andres Iniesta & Lionel Messi.

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