Messi ends four-game goal drought – with four

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Lionel Messi ended his recent goal drought in style as he scored four during Barcelona’s emphatic 5-0 win over Eibar.

The Argentina star had not scored in his last four matches but netted a hat-trick inside 40 minutes at the Nou Camp as the hosts eased into a 3-0 half-time lead.

Former Middlesbrough forward Martin Braithwaite made his debut after his controversial move from LaLiga strugglers Leganes earlier this week and had a hand in Messi’s fourth and Arthur’s late goal to put pressure on Real Madrid.