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Messi scores 400th career goal (video), Neymar nets trio in Barca rout

Lionel Messi

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi from Argentina smiles during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between F.C. Barcelona and Granada C.F. at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


Barcelona got back to its winning ways in historical fashion, as Neymar scored a hat trick and Lionel Messi netted twice, including his 400th career goal for club and country, in a 6-0 win over Granada.

Ivan Rakitic also scored for the Blaugranas, who still have not conceded a goal in La Liga play this season. They top La Liga for now, with Sevilla currently trailing Atletico Madrid and Valencia set to play Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Barca staked itself to a 3-0 halftime lead on a pair of Neymar goals sandwiched around Rakitic’s strike, and the second half was more of the same.

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Messi scored his 399th career goal in the 62nd minute, Neymar completed his hat trick four minutes later, and then No. 400 came courtesy of this header in the 82nd.

Barcelona out shot Granada 19-9, and 12-1 in shots on target.

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