‘Absolute joy to watch’ – Reaction as Lionel Messi produces stunning display in Barcelona win

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Barcelona secured a 5-0 win over Real Betis on Sunday night, and Lionel Messi was at the forefront of their victory with a double for the visitors.

The game was goalless at the break, but after Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, Messi bagged a brace along with Luis Suarez as the Catalan giants ran riot and re-opened an 11-point lead at the top of the La Liga table over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid.

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As for their Argentine icon, he has now scored 19 goals and provided 10 assists in 20 league outings so far this season as he continues to deliver time and time again.

Unsurprisingly, Barcelona supporters and neutrals were in awe of what they witnessed from the 30-year-old, with former players, pundits and fans all taking to Twitter, as seen below, to react to his latest masterclass.

From his clinical finishing to exceptional close control and skills, Messi displayed it all on Sunday night and for those tuning in, they witnessed yet another brilliant performance while even the Betis fans applauded him, as noted below.

With over 500 goals for the club in just over 600 appearances, coupled with a huge trophy haul which includes eight La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies to name but a few, Messi has truly established himself as one of, if not the best ever, to play the game.

There’s no doubting what the fans below think…

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