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Barca score 5 to remain top in Spain

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

03-05-2017 10:49 BJT

MADRID, March 4 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona remained top of the Liga Santander and gave themselves a major morale boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game against Paris Saint German when they beat Celta Vigo 5-0 on Saturday night.

Leo Messi produced another stunning performance and scored twice, along with Neymar, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti to show that Luis Enrique's midweek announcement that he would leave his position as club coach at the end of the season appears to have had little effect.

Barca have scored 11 goals in their last two games: the perfect preparation for Wednesday when they will try to overturn a 4-0 deficit against the French Champions.

Earlier in the day Karim Benzema enjoyed his best afternoon of the season as Real Madrid returned to form with a 4-1 win away to Eibar.

The French striker scored twice and had a hand in Madrid's other two goals in a game which was as good as over when his two goals and a further strike from James Rodriguez put Madrid 3-0 up after half an hour.

Marcos Asensio made it 4-0 after the hour, before Ruben Pena scored a consolation for the home side.

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