Messi leads Barcelona's 8-0 rout of Osasuna

AP, Saturday 17 Sep 2011

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and set up two more goals as Barcelona rebounded from two straight draws with an 8-0 rout of Osasuna on Saturday in the Spanish league

Barcelona vs Osasuna

Barcelona had twice squandered 2-0 leads during the past week with costly lapses in defense. But the three-time defending champion erased any questions about its defensive strength with an overwhelming attacking display that gave Osasuna no chance at Camp Nou stadium.

Barcelona was up 5-0 by halftime through Messi's double, goals by Cesc Fabregas and David Villa, and Osasuna defender Roversio's own goal.

Messi assisted Xavi Hernandez at the beginning of the second half before Villa and the Argentina star capped the win late.

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