La Liga: Super-sub Messi helps Barcelona overcome Atletico; Ronaldo scores 5 for Madrid

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Lionel Messi came off a dais to acquire Barcelona a 2-1 feat during Atletico Madrid on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo strike 5 goals in a 6-0 frisk during Espanyol to turn Real Madrid’s record La Liga scorer.

Champions Barca, who started with whitchcraft Messi as a surrogate following a birth of his second son on Friday, fell behind after a parsimonious initial half during a Calderon when Fernando Torres sped transparent to measure in a 51st minute.

Neymar leveled 4 mins after when he twisted a wealthy giveaway flog into a tip dilemma and a Brazil brazen should have done it 2-1 in a 67th when his point-blank shot was privileged off a line by Diego Godin.

Lionel Messi. Getty ImagesLionel Messi. Getty Images

Lionel Messi. Getty Images

Neymar was also concerned in a leader before a round fell to Luis Suarez, who had struck a crossbar in a initial half, and he slipped a pass into space for Messi to dink it past goalkeeper Jan Oblak with 13 mins remaining.

The feat recorded Barca’s ideal start to a deteriorate and they lead on a limit 9 points from 3 matches, 3 brazen of 2013-14 champions Atletico who are fifth.

“We played really good after going behind and we’re really happy,” Neymar told Spanish television.

“Messi is a best actor in a universe and when he comes on to a representation everybody plays better.”

Real have 7 points in second place after Ronaldo, who like good opposition Messi had drawn a vacant in a opening dual games, finished his early-season drought in fatiguing style.

The Portugal captain incited in a peppery opening that took his sum in Spain’s tip moody to 230, overtaking former Real striker Raul’s sum of 228.

The 30-year-old FIFA Ballon d’Or leader scored in a seventh, 17th (penalty), 20th, 61st and 81st mins while Karim Benzema struck in a 28th as Real put a untimely Espanyol to a sword.

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Ronaldo, who strike 5 opposite Granada in La Liga final season, raced transparent and finished quietly to set Real on their approach before converting a chastisement won by Gareth Bale.

Bale’s centre from a left set adult Ronaldo to bombardment in his third, equalling Messi’s Spanish record of 32 hat-tricks, before he incited provider by channel for Benzema to make it 4-0 inside half an hour.

Wales playmaker Bale set Ronaldo adult again after a quick opposite conflict and surrogate Lucas Vazquez done a support for a former Manchester United man’s fifth and Real’s sixth.

“They (Espanyol) have a good group though when Cristiano has his day it’s impossible,” pronounced Real’s Portugal defender Pepe.

Spain brazen Paco Alcacer scored in combined time to give Valencia an groundless 1-0 delight during promoted Sporting Gijon, a initial win of a debate lifting them to sixth place on 5 points.

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