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89'
Arthur
Goal
5 - 0
87'
L. Messi
Goal
4 - 0
40'
L. Messi
Goal
3 - 0
37'
L. Messi
A. Vidal
2 - 0
14'
L. Messi
I. Rakitić
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
69% 31%
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4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 11 5
Total Passes 709 310
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 9 3 70 25 +45 87 D W W W W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 25 7 6 86 38 +48 82 W L W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 18 16 4 51 27 +24 70 D W W D W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 19 13 6 54 34 +20 70 W D W W W
5 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 18 6 14 63 49 +14 60 W L L W L
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 16 8 14 56 48 +8 56 D D W L D
7 Granada GRA Granada 38 16 8 14 52 45 +7 56 W W L W D
8 Getafe GET Getafe 38 14 12 12 43 37 +6 54 L L D L D
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 14 11 13 46 53 -7 53 L W L W D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 13 13 12 46 54 -8 52 D W W L D
11 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 13 12 13 41 38 +3 51 L L W L L
12 Levante LEV Levante 38 14 7 17 47 53 -6 49 W W L L D
13 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 38 9 15 14 32 43 -11 42 W L L L W
14 Eibar EIB Eibar 38 11 9 18 39 56 -17 42 L W W D L
15 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 10 11 17 48 60 -12 41 L L L W D
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 10 9 19 34 59 -25 39 L W D L L
17 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 7 16 15 37 49 -12 37 D L L D D
18 Leganés LEG Leganés 38 8 12 18 30 51 -21 36 D W W D W
19 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 9 6 23 40 65 -25 33 D L L W L
20 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 5 10 23 27 58 -31 25 D L L L L

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UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa League Qualifiers
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Commentary

That’s all for now. Until next time, goodbye!
The pressure is now on Real Madrid to retake top spot when they face Levante later on, while Barca can concentrate on Tuesday’s trip to Naples.
A comfortable, convincing win for Barca ahead of their Champions League clash with Napoli and Setien’s side now top LaLiga. Messi scored four, with his hat-trick coming in the first half, before Arthur – following good work from debutant Braithwaite – nudging in a fifth to complete the rout.
90' + 2' FULL TIME: BARCELONA 5-0 EIBAR.
90' Braithwaite won’t get an assist for either of those goals, but he played the crucial roles in setting them up. His shot was a good one, but Dmitrov stood firm, only to be let down by his defence.
Arthur
Goal
89' GOAL! Arthur makes it 5-0! Barca have been nowhere near their best, but this has turned into a rout. Braithwaite got in behind and had a low shot saved by Dmitrov, but Arthur is on hand to tuck home the rebound.
L. Messi
Goal
87' GOAL! MESSI GETS HIS FOURTH! A great moment for Braithwaite, as he takes down a chipped pass from Vidal, gets the better of his marker and drills in a cross which Dmitrov parries back out to Messi, who teases Arbilla and Eibar’s goalkeeper before slotting home from five yards out.
P. Diop
Yellow Card
85' Diop has received a booking for a rash challenge on Braithwaite.
S. Cristóforo
Edu Expósito
83' A final Eibar substitution sees Exposito replaced by Cristoforo.
82' FFSIDE! Vidal thinks he’s tapped in Barca’s fourth at the culmination of a fine move, but the Chile international was offside from Umtiti's cutback.
80' Once the introductions of De Jong and Braithwaite, Barca have certainly managed to have a bit more control in the middle of the park, mainly it seems because Messi has dropped deeper to act as the playmaker, with Braithwaite staying central up front.
78' CLOSE! Messi loops in a free-kick from 30 yards out. His effort gets up and over the wall and is on target, but Dmitrov was well placed to leap and tip it over the crossbar.
76' Barca have the ball in the back of the net after Umtiti bundles home from Lenglet’s knock-down. However, the defender was offside before he got on the end of Messi’s lofted pass.
75' Poor from Rakitic! The midfielder was released into acres of space down the right by Messi, but his cross – which was aimed for the unmarked Vidal – is easily cut out.
74' A great first touch for Braithwaite, but an awful second one! The former Leganes man did brilliantly to take a long ball into his path down the right wing, only to get his second touch all wrong as he slices a cross out of play.
M. Braithwaite
A. Griezmann
72' A huge moment now for Braithwaite, who is on for his Barca debut. He replaces Griezmann.
71' Rakitic and Diop both lunge in to try and win a loose ball and both players come off badly. Fortunately, the duo look like they’ll be able to carry on, though the Eibar man is certainly lucky to avoid a booking.
70' Eibar have been far the better team since the restart, with Barca putting in an extremely flat display.
S. Umtiti
Piqué
68' Setien makes his second change. Pique is handed a rest, as he is replaced by Umtiti.
67' CHANCE! Barca fail to clear their lines from a Cote cross and De Blasis has the chance to make an instant impact as he latches onto the loose ball, only to drill a tame effort straight at Ter Stegen.
P. De Blasis
T. Inui
66' The second change for Eibar sees Inui make way for Du Blasis.
Quique González
Sergi Enrich
66' A double change now for Eibar. First, Enrich makes way for Gonzalez.
G. Escalante
Yellow Card
65' Escalante has received a booking for complaining about that decision.
64' No goal! Barca get lucky! Ter Stegen is caught in no man’s land as a cross is deflected back over him. Pique gets across to cover on the line, but can only turn it into his own net. However, there was a high foot from an Eibar attacker and the referee disallows it.
63' Inui gets the better of Semedo with ease following more slack play from Barca. He drives into the area and lets rip with a strike which deflects off De Jong and towards goal. Fortunately for Barca, the ball spins just wide.
62' SAVE! Full-back Cote takes the free-kick and bends an accurate effort towards the right-hand post, but Ter Stegen reacts sharply to tip it wide, before Barca’s goalkeeper then denies Inui following the resulting corner.
60' Barca’s midfield has lacked invention all match and De Jong should help in that regard. However, first the hosts must defend a free-kick on the edge of their own area.
F. de Jong
Sergio Busquets
59' Here is the first change of the match for Barca. Busquets, who played a key role in Barca’s second goal, has made way for De Jong.
58' Barca seem to be preparing a change, with De Jong receiving instructions on the touchline.
57' Messi toys with Eibar’s defence before attempting to link up with Firpo, whose return pass is a poor one and the move breaks down.
55' Messi now has 19 goals and three assists from his last 11 appearances against Eibar.
52' Yet another save from Dmitrov, who got down to low to stop Vidal finding the net. However, the midfielder had strayed offside, though Eibar's goalkeeper was not to know that of course.
51' CHANCE! Another great stop from Dmitrov, who is on hand to deny Rakitic at the back post after the Croatia midfielder got on the end of Griezmann’s cross.
50' MISS! That’s a dreadful attempt from Semedo, who takes the ball off Griezmann’s toes to go for goal from close range, only to skew his strike well wide. Fortunately, the offside flag is up to spare the full-back’s blushes somewhat.
48' An error from Firpo gives Eibar the chance to attack and only a last-ditch block from Lenglet prevents Escalante getting a shot on target. The visitors cannot make anything of the resulting corner though and now Barca have the chance to counter.
46' Eibar have got the second half up and running at Camp Nou.
With his side having the result all but wrapped up, Setien has the liberty of being able to make some changes in the second half with an eye on Barca’s encounter with Napoli in midweek. Messi could well be rested at some stage, given new boy Braithwaite is on the bench.
It has been the Messi show so far at Camp Nou, with his 26-minute hat-trick putting Barca in complete control against Eibar, who are staring down the barrel of a second-straight defeat.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: BARCELONA 3-0 EIBAR.
45' No penalty! Griezmann goes over after he was clattered into by Dmitrovic, but the France forward had strayed just offside before latching onto Messi’s throughball.
44' DOUBLE SAVE! Two superb stops from Dmitrovic deny Barca a fourth. First, Eibar’s goalkeeper parried out Griezmann’s strike, before he lunged out to deny Busquets on the follow up.
42' That is surely game over at Camp Nou and, for Eibar, it will merely be a matter of damage limitation.
L. Messi
Goal
40' GOOOAALLL!!! MESSI HAS HIS HAT-TRICK! Well, no goals for 398 minutes and now three in the space of 26 for Barca’s star. He capitalised on an Eibar mistake and looked set to go for goal, but instead teed up Griezmann. His sloppy touch was intercepted, but Messi made no mistake with a first-time finish on the rebound.
A. Vidal
Assist
37' It was a neat passage of play from Busquets and Vidal, who combined well to draw in some defenders and release Messi, though he still had plenty to do.
L. Messi
Goal
37' GOOOOAAAALLL! It’s 2-0 now, and it’s the main man Messi once more. Busquets fed Vidal, who in turn laid it into Messi’s path and, once he was in the area, the forward had no trouble in sending a low finish across the face of goal from a tight angle.
36' Barca are not exactly pressing for a second goal, but seem content to pass it around in defence and midfield to attempt to draw Eibar out of position and spring forward through Messi and Griezmann.
34' Under Setien, all four of Barca's wins in LaLiga have been by a one-goal margin, after winning by such a margin in only four of their previous 15 wins.
32' Eibar try to forge an attack together down their left wing, but it is cut out by Semedo. Vidal and Messi link up on the break, but the latter takes a rare bad touch, allowing Arbilla to intervene.
30' More by luck than design, Burgos breaks the Barca press thanks to a heavy touch which gets him free of two players. He releases the ball into midfield, with Eibar subsequently attacking down the right through Tejero. His cross is met by Escalante on the edge of the box, but he can’t keep his effort down.
28' Barca are well on top since that opener, and Eibar are unable to offer much in the way of attacking threat, with their front three forced back to help out their defence.
26' Another opportunity for Messi, as the rebounds to him on the edge of the six-yard box, though from a tight angle, he can only lash over on the volley. However, the flag was up, so it would not have counted.
24' Messi has now been directly involved in at least one goal in each of his 11 LaLiga games against Eibar, with 17 goals and three assists as things stand. Eibar are also the last side he scored four goals against in the same game in the competition, since September 2017.
21' Two chances for Barca! First, Griezmann’s shot is blocked by a defender, before Vidal has two strikes at goal from the other side of the area. However, after seeing his first effort saved by Dmitrovic, the midfielder hammers his follow up wide.
19' Messi almost gets through again after a crisp exchange of passes with Vidal, but a defender just manages to block his path. The Argentine’s goal ended a run of 398 minutes without one for the 32-year-old in LaLiga.
18' Barca have won all of their five LaLiga games at Camp Nou against Eibar, scoring at least three goals in each.
16' Eibar’s coach will be frustrated. His side had started well and looked to get on the front foot early on, while Barca had looked sluggish. But there was little the visitors could do to stop Messi.
I. Rakitić
Assist
14' Rakitic gets the assist but all the credit has to go to Messi.
L. Messi
Goal
14' GOOOOAAAALLLL! That is magic from Messi! Well, Barca haven’t really clicked into gear but, with a man of Messi’s quality in their side, it doesn’t always matter. He received the ball from Rakitic with his back to goal, before nutmegging a defender, escaping Diop and lofting a wonderful finish into the bottom-right corner. It's 1-0 Barca!
13' Vidal finds Messi with a neat throughball, but Eibar’s defence swiftly recover their shape and crowd out the forward, whose pass towards Griezmann is cut out.
11' It has been a sloppy start from Barca, who have given the ball away far too easily at times. However, since Enrich’s header, Eibar haven’t been able to threaten.
9' Barca’s diamond shape is allowing them to pile a lot of players forward, though their formation is extremely narrow, meaning the impetus is on Messi and Griezmann to stretch Eibar’s defence. Of course, that is leaving the hosts with less players in the area when they do manage to get into the final third.
7' Eibar have played more LaLiga games without winning against Barca than against any other opponent.
5' NO GOAL! Eibar thought they had the lead, with Enrich having headed home from Cote’s cross, but the offside flag was up. Moments earlier, Ter Stegen had made a smart stop low to his right to keep out Escalante’s shot.
4' Barca were 3-0 winners in the reverse fixture between these sides and won by the same scoreline in the corresponding game at Camp Nou last season. With first place in their grasp, Setien’s side will be looking to get the result wrapped up early and afford their coach to rest some more of his key names ahead of their meeting with Napoli.
2' During that delay, there seemed to be chants against Barca president Jose Maria Bartomeu and the club’s board, with white handkerchiefs coming out in certain sections of the stands. It is certainly not an entirely happy Camp Nou at the moment.
1' KICK-OFF! Finally, slightly behind schedule, we are up and running at Camp Nou!
It appears there may be a problem with some of the equipment that the officials are using, which is causing a delay to the kick-off at Camp Nou.
The teams are out at Camp Nou and the match will be kicking off shortly!
Eibar lost 2-1 to Deportivo Alaves last time out and coach Jose Luis Mendilibar has made three changes in total, with Inui, Exposito and Tejero all coming into the starting XI.
TEAM NEWS – EIBAR SUBS: Sergio Alvarez, Quique Gonzalez, Paulo Oliveira, Yoel Rodriguez, Pablo De Blasis, Sebastian Cristoforo, Pedro Leon.
TEAM NEWS – EIBAR (4-3-3): Marko Dmitrovic; Alvaro Tejero, Esteban Burgos, Anaitz Arbilla, Cote; Edu Exposito, Gonzalo Escalante, Pape Diop; Fabian Orellana, Sergi Enrich, Takashi Inui.
Barca were allowed to sign a player outside of the transfer window earlier this week, to cover for the injury of Ousmane Dembele. They moved for Leganes striker Braithwaite, who is on the bench. Most likely with an eye to the upcoming Champions League clash with Napoli, Setien has rested Umtiti, Roberto, De Jong and Fati, while Jordi Alba is out injured.
TEAM NEWS – BARCELONA SUBS: Neto, Martin Braithwaite, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Samuel Umtiti, Ansu Fati, Sergio Akieme.
TEAM NEWS – BARCELONA (4-3-1-2): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Junior Firpo; Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur; Arturo Vidal; Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann.
Eibar, meanwhile, sit in 16th, two points above the relegation zone as things stand. They are winless in their last three LaLiga matches, though have only lost two of their last six games.
With Real Madrid not in action until later on today, Barca will move top should they claim what would be a fourth straight league victory. They have managed to find their form under new boss Quique Setien, though their performance against Getafe last time out was far from convincing.
Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of LaLiga, as Barcelona host struggling Eibar at Camp Nou.