Lionel Messi hits double as Barcelona regain top spot from Real Madrid

Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a thumping 5-0 win over Celta Vigo, with Lionel Messi and Neymar at their absolute best.

Messi took his tally for the season to 38 in just 37 games by bagging a brace, with Neymar scoring the pick of the bunch by chipping goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez with a spinning finish from only six yards out.

Celta Vigo were completely dominated from start to finish, with Luis Enrique appearing a much more relaxed figure on the touchline following the announcement of his impending departure as Barcelona manager at the end of the season.

Having won their last four games Barcelona now have the look of a confident and rejuvenated side as they prepare to take on Paris Saint-German in the second leg of the Champions League last 16 tie. They will need that confidence as they try to overturn the 4-0 deficit.

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