Barca Breaks Spanish Record As Messi Scores Hat Trick


After beating Rayo 5-1 Thursday night, Barcelona became the first Spanish team in history to go 35 games unbeaten in all competitions.

  • Ivan Rakitic’s opener, which resulted from a goalkeeper error, set Barca on its way to victory.
  • Lionel Messi scored a hat trick. Diego Llorente was sent off for his challenge on Rakitic before Manucho replied.
  • Manuel Iturra also saw red, but Luis Suarez had the resulting penalty saved. Arda Turan wrapped up the scoring with his first Barca goal.
  • Luis Enrique’s team has not tasted defeat in the league since October 3, when they lost 1-2 away at Sevilla.
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