Barcelona 3-1 Leganés LaLiga Santander: goals, action
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to extend Barça's lead at the top of the LaLiga table. Nabil El Zhar found the net for Leganés in the second half. LAFC vs LA Galaxy: Vela vs Zlatan live online, MLS week 25
'Lionel Messi scores a hat-trick'. We've all seen that before. But it was more significant this time. Propelled by the Argentine maestro, Barcelona matched the longest unbeaten streak in LaLiga history - 38 matches. Real Sociedad achieved the same tally in 1979-80. Barça will stand alone on the perch if they avoid defeat against Valencia next weekend.
Messi's opening goal was a sumptuous free-kick, the next two were neat finishes from inside the box. Nabil El Zhar scored for Leganés to narrow the deficit in a match that Barça ultimately won at a canter.
The marathon of matches continues in midweek when Ernesto Valverde's side travels to Roma for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final.