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  • Barcelona 5-0 Atletico Madrid: Messi hat-trick, Villa great-finish

    Barcelona performed brilliantly against Atletico Madrid . In a match marked by a hat-trick this Lionel Messi, Barca won a landslide victory with a score of 5-0.

    Compete at Camp Nou on Saturday (24/09/2011), Barca close the first half with a 3-0 advantage. Barca goals were born from the foot of David Villa, suicide Joao Miranda, and Messi.

    In the second half, Barca had scored two additional goals. Both of them donated by Messi.

    This victory lifted Barca to second place standings with 11 points from five matches. They closed to within one point of the new Real Betis played four games. While Atletico ranked eighth with seven points.

    The game

    Atletico threatening first in the fifth minute. Jose Antonio Reyes welcomes feedback, Tiago shot from just outside the penalty area hit the crossbar.

    Barca opened the scoring four minutes later. Villa to penetrate into the penalty box, outwit Luis Perea, and then release the right-foot shot that could not be driven Thibaut Courtois.

    Barca's advantage increased in the 15th minute. Pedro and Messi invasion begins, Joao Miranda who intend to block the ball instead send the skin round into his own net.

    11 minutes later, Messi scored the third goal the home team. World's best players perform individual actions from the right wing, passed several Atletico players, and mercilessly beat Courtois with deadly left foot kick.

    Until the break, Barca still 3-0 lead over Atletico.

    In the 61st minute, Atletico get the chance. But Radamel Falcao's header forward Eduardo Salvio's cross was wide.

    Five minutes later, Villa almost scored his second goal. Messi starts breakthrough bait from the right wing, flick the former Valencia player can still be driven Courtois.

    Messi to try his luck in the 71st minute. But a free kick which he execution is still thin on the right side of goal Courtois.

    Individual action Messi in the 78th minute goal to fruition finally. Getting the ball in front of the penalty box, he dribble the ball past several players before outwit Courtois opponent with shots to the far post.

    In injury time, Messi fulfill his hat-trick. After doing the bait one-two with Villa, he cut into the penalty box and thrust the ball into the goal with a left leg kick hard.

    Barca won a landslide victory 5-0.

    Team Line-up:

    Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Mascherano, Abidal (Maxwell 81 '), Xavi, Busquets (Pique 54'), Thiago, Fabregas (Keita 72 '), Villa, Pedro, Messi

    Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Perea, Miranda, Godin, Antonio Lopez, Gabi, Tiago (Adrian 80 '), Mario (Arda Turan 46'), Diego Reyes (Salvio 46 '), Falcao


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