Levante 0-5 Barcelona
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and two goals assist as Barcelona thrashed 10-man Levante to regain a three-point lead at the top of La Liga.
Luis Suarez scored the opener from Messi’s cross 35th-minute. Then the Argentine doubled their lead 2 minutes before half time.
Messi scored his second goal early second half and completed his hat-trick just on the hour mark.
Levante’s defender Erick Cabaco was sent off with 14 minutes to go with a straight red card after his reckless challenge on Ousmane Dembele.
Gerard Pique added a late fifth goal to complete the thrashing.