Messi claims a hat-trick as Barcelona hit 8 (!) at Raja Casablanca

Raja Casablanca 0 – Barcelona 8 (Pre-season friendly, July 28, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) On the quarter hour, Alexis Sanchez tapped in Barcelona’s opener from a Dani Alves cross. On 34 Lionel Messi burst through and finished high into the net for 2-0. A slick move four minutes later saw Lionel Messi claim his second and Barca’s third. Alexis Sanchez added a fourth after Afellay had seen a shot saved. There was still time for a fifth as Alexis Sanchez unselfishly set up Lionel Messi for his hat-trick just before the break. Five minutes after half-time, Lionel Messi hit the bar. Dani Alves scored the sixth from the penalty spot. And late on Sergi Gomez and Gerard Deulofeu added to the emphatic rout.

Individual highlights: Lionel Messi.

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