Lionel Messi's brace helps Barca cruise

December 1, 2012
By news services
Barcelona continued its amazing start to the La Liga season with another victory Saturday evening, with Lionel Messi's 83rd and 84th goals of the calendar year helping the Catalan club trounce Athletic Bilbao at the Nou Camp.

Two goals in three minutes -- from Gerard Pique and a deflected Messi effort -- midway through the opening 45 minutes put Barca firmly in the ascendancy and Adriano added a superb third in first-half stoppage time.

Cesc Fabregas notched a neat fourth soon ...

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