Barcelona leads the Laliga table after mercilessly destroying Espanyol five goals to nil at the camp Nou.

Messi scored a hatrick whereas Pique and Suarez all registered their names on the score sheet for the Catalonia.

Ivan Rakitic, Messi and Alba celebrate together

Messi’s first half goal at 26th minute seemed offside though, nevertheless the lines men didn’t raise up the flag allowing the Argentine to side step a defender and put the ball at the back of the net.

Luis Suarez also scored

Seven minutes later, the playmaker scored a brace to double their lead. Jordi Alba assisted Messi to complete his hatrick at 67th minute.

Defender Gerrard Pique scored the fourth goal by jumping higher than Mario Hermoso and heading the ball inside.

Whereas Luis Suarez made it five, Dembele through the right wing passed the ball successful into the box to Suarez who without struggle made a clean finish past Pau.

Barcelona player fight for the ball

With three consecutive wins, Barcelona now has nine points. Sevilla are second with two wins, one draw and seven points.

Real Socieded, third with two wins and six points, Leganes fourth with two wins and six points, Atletico Madrid fifth with one win, two draws and five points.

Lastly defending champions Real Madrid is sixth with one win, two draws, and five points.

Barcelona next fixture is in the champions’ league group stages on Tuesday 12th sept against Juventus at 1:45pm before visiting Getafe at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on 16th sept at 5:15pm.