Messi sets records as Barcelona demolish Huesca

Hope Soto
September 5, 2018

But Lionel Messi provided a harsh reality check with two goals as the defending champions demolished Huesca 8-2 at Camp Nou.

Barcelona have also maintained their flawless start so far after their victory yesterday which takes them top of the table ahead of Madrid on goal difference.

Top-flight debutants Huesca surprised even themselves as they took a shock early lead in their first league visit to the Nou Camp.

Huesca made a dream start and although they trailed 3-2 at the interval they opened the scoring through Watford loanee Cucho Hernandez and made a real fight of the first half before Barca ran amok in the second period.

The score was levelled though and it was none other than Lionel Messi stepping forward with a turn into the Huesca box to hit the bottom corner with the help of the post on 17 minutes.

Messi and Suarez completed their braces at either end of the half and Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Jordi Alba all joined in the fun as the hosts comprehensively maintained their ideal start to the campaign.

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But reality soon kicked in, a slick Messi levelling in the 16th minute after leaving right-back Luisinho on the deck on his way to beating Argentine goalkeeper Axel Werner.

And Suarez wrapped up the scoring for Barca with a strike in stoppage time.

Huesca were not done there, though, as Alex Gallar netted a second for the visitors just before the half-time interval.

Real winger Gareth Bale, who has continued his form from the end of last season, has hit the back of the net three times so far in this campaign, proving that he can be up there with the best players in the world when he is injury-free.

Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho fired a pass ahead for Messi in the 61st minute for that breakaway goal. The pass from Alba had to go to VAR as there was a hint of offside when the left-back picked up the ball.

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