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Messi hat-trick gives Barca victory at 3-0

2010-03-15 10:18 BJT

A rampant Lionel Messi scored a stunning hat-trick for Barcelona in a home victory over Valencia in La Liga.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) vies with Valencia's defender Angel Dealbert (R) during their Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Valencia at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Messi scored a sensational hat-trick to take his season's tally to 22 goals as Barcelona returned to the top of the Spanish Primera Liga with a 3-0 home victory over 10-man Valencia on Sunday.(AFP/Lluis Gene)
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi 
(L) vies with Valencia's defender Angel 
Dealbert (R) during their Spanish League 
football match between Barcelona and Valencia 
at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. Messi scored 
a sensational hat-trick to take his season's 
tally to 22 goals as Barcelona returned to the
 top of the Spanish Primera Liga with a 3-0 home
 victory over 10-man Valencia on Sunday.(AFP/
Lluis Gene)

2nd half, Barcelona looked the stronger side in the first half, with a great run from Messi.

56th minute in the second half, after a period of sustained pressure from Barcelona, the mighty Messi finally put the Catalans ahead. Barcelona 1-0.

In the 81st minute, Messi was a man on a mission and he doubled his tally with a cunningly curved shot. Barcelona 2-0.