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3 talking points as Barcelona demolish Granada in La Liga

Barcelona continues their winning ways as the Catalan side demolished Granada at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.

Barcelona ran riot against Granada as Ronald Koeman‘s side struck four times to secure a 0-4 victory at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes. Barca have managed to pick pace off the late, winning four out of their last five fixtures in La Liga. The travellers are currently placed third on the league table and are only three points shy of Real Madrid who dropped points against CA Osasuna.

Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann grabbed two goals each as Barcelona dominated Granada. The Catalans will now hope to continue their winning ways as they prepare to face a struggling Elche side next in the league. The performance against Diego Martinez‘s side was certainly a proving point and could potentially turn out to be a turning point for Barcelona this season. Nonetheless, here are the talking points from the fixture.
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LIONEL MESSI IS BACK TO HIS OLD BEST

Lionel Messi has finally started firing all cylinders this season after a rather slow start according to his high standards. His double last night has seen the 33-year-old top the charts of the highest scorers this season in La Liga. Leo Messi now has six goals and two assists in his last five fixtures for Barca.

Messi’s performance against Granada was nothing short of phenomenal. The captain scored a stunning goal early in the first half from Antoine Griezmann’s pass before placing a beautiful free-kick to secure his second goal of the evening. It seemed like Messi would get his third and complete a hattrick, however, Ronald Koeman had other plans and preferred substituting the 33-year-old in the 65th minute.