LaLiga: Huesca pass their way beyond Barcelona to achieve La Liga feat

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

"We had patience and dominated the game, and eight goals are the product of the plays we generated throughout the game", Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde told the team website. Cucho Hernandez beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the third minute to take the initial lead.

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.

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.

La Liga debutants Huesca achieved an impressive landmark after scoring against Barcelona on Sunday.

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He will face competition from former Real teammate Mordic, who played a key role in the Spanish giants' Champions League victory. Messi is not in the running for this year's award with Cristiano Ronaldo , Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah in contention instead.

Messi doubled his tally for the night on the hour mark to make it four in three games and completed his night's work by setting up Jordi Alba for a magnificent seventh nine minutes from the final whistle. Instead, showed Barca their intentions to come off with a positive outcome, with Alex Gallar poking home their second off poor defending following a low-medium cross.

Ousmane Dembele scored off of a Suarez assist in the 48th minute to return the margin to two goals.

Messi, who earns an estimated £365,000 a week at Barcelona, claims the big spending of the oil-rich clubs is ruining the game, taking a swipe at the likes of Manchester City and P.S.G. who are backed by billionaire owners in U.A.E and Qatar respectively. With thirty minutes to go, Messi once again delivered another dagger thanks to Phillipe Coutinho's pass on the counter.

The 31-year-old has struck four goals and assisted a further three strikes in four matches for the Blaugrana so far this season.

Barcelona battles Real Sociedad at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian, Spain.

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