But the home side finished off the match as a contest late on with Messi completing his third hat-trick of the season in style. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner chested down Ousmane Dembele's pass and dinked the ball over Cuellar with consummate ease. Barca will now turn their attention to avoiding a disaster in Italy as they defend a 4-1 first-leg lead, still bidding to complete the treble with a Copa del Rey final against Sevilla to come in a fortnight's time. Earlier Saturday, Sevilla's hope of qualifying for Europe next season took a hit with a 4-0 thumping at Celta Vigo, Iago Aspas scoring a magnificent hat-trick himself. Vincenzo Montella's side were taken apart by former striker Aspas' treble, as the ex-Liverpool man strengthened his claim for a place in Spain's World Cup squad.
Once again. Iago Aspas has to be a starter for Spain at the World Cup. I won't agree to anything else.April 7, 2018
Sevilla face Bayern Munich Wednesday at Allianz Arena needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit to reach the Champions League semi-final. Real Betis moved up to fifth with a fourth straight win as they saw off Eibar 2-0, while Alaves all but secured safety by beating Getafe. RESULTS Alaves 2 (Laguardia 48, Haddadi 75) Getafe 0 Celta 4 (Arana 38-og, Aspas 57, 60, 78) Sevilla 0 Betis 2 (Leon 21, Arbilla 50-og) Eibar 0 Barcelona 3 (Messi 27, 32, 87) Leganes 1 (El Zhar 68) SUNDAY'S MATCHES Levante v Las Palmas, Real Madrid v Atletico, Sociedad v Girona and Valencia v Espanyol
Van 31 jornadas y...¡El @FCBarcelona_es sigue INVICTO en #LaLigaSantander! ?? pic.twitter.com/ofnBcnTRa2 — LaLiga (@LaLiga) April 7, 2018