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Thursday 29 January 2015

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MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23:  Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring against FC Barcelona during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, scores his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Real Madrid's Isco, centre, reacts as the referee signals a penalty for FC Barcelona during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Barcelona's players celebrate their victory during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, centre, celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, centre reacts, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday March 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid is challenged by Neymar of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid is tackled by Sergio Busquets of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Gerard Pique (L) of Barcelona shakes hands with Gareth Bale of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Neymar and Daniel Alves of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Neymar during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Gerard Pique (L) and Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrate victory after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid takes on Jordi Alba of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid looks dejected during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco awards a penalty as he is confronted by Pepe and Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Barcelona players celebrate victory after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Gerard Pique of Barcelona celebrates victory after the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Lionel Messi (L) of Barcelona celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Neymar (R) of Barcelona as Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid look dejected during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his team's third goal with Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Lionel Messi of Barcelona collects the ball after scoring his goal as Pepe of Real Madrid confronts Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Andres Iniesta of Barcelona celebrates scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Andres Iniesta of Barcelona celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: A Barcelona fan displays his scarf outside the ground prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Real Madrid and Barcelona scarves are displayed outside the ground prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: The coach carrying Real Madrid CF players arrives at The Santiago Bernabeu stadium ahead of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Real Madrid CF fans arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium ahead of the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: A scarf shows an image of Real Madrid CF player Cristiano Ronaldo at a merchandise stall prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 23: Shirts bearing the names of Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF are seen on display at a merchandise stall prior to the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 23, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Barcelona come from behind twice to win a seven-goal thriller with a Lionel Messi hat-trick.

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