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Lionel Messi Scores Twice As Barcelona Starts New Era Off With A Bang

<i>By Ben Hayward, Goal.com</i><p>It was a satisfying start. There was an air of expectation around Camp Nou as Barcelona began a new era on Sunday night, but Luis Enrique's team took time to settle before, suddenly, everything clicked into gear.<p>The Asturian coach picked a side featuring four footballers …

Messi magic ensures Luis Enrique era kicks off in style

The Argentine struck two great goals as Barca beat Elche 3-0 to ensure a dream debut for the Asturian coach in a new-look Blaugrana side at Camp Nou.<p>It was a satisfying start. There was an air of expectation around Camp Nou as Barcelona began a new era on Sunday night, but Luis Enrique's team took …

Luis Enrique: Messi the best in the world - even when defending

The Argentina international struck twice in Sunday's 3-0 win over Elche but his coach was more taken with the No.10's all-round brilliance<p>Barcelona boss Luis Enrique says that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world - even when defending.<p>The 44-year-old coach took charge of the Blaugrana for …

Soccer

Lionel Messi starts Barcelona's La Liga season off with 2 goals in a 3-0 win over Elche. http://t.co/BIWtYLfHHG

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético ensure a delicious La Liga finish

La Liga is going to the final day and, brilliantly, there are still three teams in it. Oh, and on that final day, two of them will meet<p>First Football Club Barcelona lost the league, then Club Atlético de Madrid lost the league, and then Real Madrid Club de Fútbol lost the league. In the end, none …