Barça continued their perfect start to the season after hammering Eibar 6-1. Messi paved the way with four goals as Barça remained league leaders. Barça opened the scoring in the 20th minute when struck from the spot and Paulinho doubled the Blaugrana’s lead in the 38th minute. In the second half, Barça were relentless with Messi paving the way. Denis Suárez was set up by Messi to score the club’s third goal of the match. Although EIbar pulled one back four minutes later through Enrich, Messi went on to score three unanswered goals in the 59th, 62nd and 87th minute for a final result of 6-1. Next up for Barça is their first ever derby away to promoted Girona.
Match Stats (From Sport):
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Mascherano, Digne, Busquets (Rakitic, 65′), Paulinho, Iniesta (c) (Sergi Roberto, 63′), Deulofeu (Aleix Vidal, 74′), Messi & Denis Suárez
SD Eibar: Dimitrovic, Arbilla, Gálvez, Paulo Oliveira, Junca, Dani García (c) (Riivera, 77′), Escalante, Jordan, Capa (Peña, 65′), Sergi Enrich (Charles, 71′) & Inui.
Goals: 1-0 Messi (min. 20 – penalty); 2-0 Paulinho (min. 37); 3-0 Denis Suárez (min. 53); 3-1 Sergi Enrich (min. 57); 4-1 Messi ((min. 59); 5-1 Messi (min.62); 6-1 Messi (min. 87).
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández.
Cautions: Capa (10′); Gálvez (80′).