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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 …

Lionel Messi Illuminates Barcelona Once More, But Munir Steals the Limelight

Barcelona’s 2014/15 campaign began with the surreal sight of a lucky black cat on the pitch which held up play for the first two minutes.<p>The feline intruder will probably take the headlines from Luis Enrique’s brave, but necessary, decision to play both Rafinha Alcantara and Munir El Haddadi …

Lionel Messi is already back to scoring great goals

It's only the first match of the season, but Lionel Messi already looks like, well, Lionel Messi.<p>You would think that Lionel Messi would need a warm-up. But he doesn't. He is already in mid-season form.<p>And so are the La Liga defenders. The way they imitate traffic cones when the Argentine gets …

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

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 of them lost the league. Not yet, anyway. But they came pretty close. Over in Catalonia they even bade farewell to the title, only to …