Incredible Lionel Messi scores four goals on Saturday as Barcelona put five goals past hapless Eibar to move to the top of La Liga.
They will remain at the top if Real Madrid did not beat Levante later tonight.
Messi scored three goals in 26 first-half minutes before adding a late fourth as he followed up debutant Martin Braithwaite’s saved attempt.
Arthur added a fifth two minutes later after Braithwaite was again denied.
Barcelona move two points above Real Madrid, who face Levante later.
After a slow start, Messi scored a sensational opener when he rounded off a brilliant solo run by chipping the ball over Eibar’s Marko Dmitrovic after 14 minutes.