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Messi majestic in Barcelona victory over Eibar

Lionel Messi marked the 10-year anniversary of his Barcelona debut by scoring his 250th league goal and providing an assist to see off Eibar 3-0 and keep the Catalans top of the Primera Division ahead of next week's clasico.

The Basque minnows produced a dogged performance at the Nou Camp but their resistance tumbled just before the hour mark when Messi assisted Xavi Hernandez.

Neymar then volleyed in a second and Messi rounded off the scoring to take him to just one strike away from equalling former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra's record of 251 Primera Division goals.

Barca's all-time scorer now has the opportunity to become the league's all-time marksman next week at the home of arch-rivals Real Madrid, who trail Barca by four points

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