Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Mascherano, Digne; Paulinho, Busquets (Rakitic 65’), Iniesta (Sergi Roberto 64‘); Deulofeu (Aleix Vidal 74‘), Messi, Denis Suárez. 4-3-3.
Eibar: Dmitrovic; Arbilla, Paulo Oliveira, Gálvez, Juncà; Joan Jordán, Escalante, Dani García (Cristian Rivera 77’); Capa (Rubén Peña 65’), Sergi Enrich (Charles 72’), Inui. 4-3-3.
1-0. 21. Messi (penalty). After Gálvez pushed over Semedo in the area.
2-0. 38. Paulinho. Steered header wide of Dmitrovic from Denis corner.
3-0. 53. Denis Suárez. Following up after keeper saved shot from Messi.
3-1. 57. Sergi Enrich. Got on the end of Juncà cross to shoot past Ter Stegen.
4-1. 59. Messi. Picked up Busquets pass and fired low shot past keeper.
5-1. 62. Messi. Took Paulinho pass and beat keeper on counter-attack.
6-1. 88. Messi. Collected return pass from Aleix Vidal and shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Capa 11’.
A midweek round of league games this week, Barcelona increasing their lead at the top of the table after thrashing Eibar 6-1 on Tuesday night. A Messi penalty and a Paulinho header put Valverde’s team two up at the break. Denis Suárez added a third before Sergi Enrich got one back for the visitors, but Messi scored three more times to take his tally for the season in all club competitions to twelve goals.