Another weekend of Lionel Messi making the utterly remarkable routine.
Espanyol were at the Camp Nou tonight, and after a relatively competitive first-half, were blown away by their much-vaunted rivals: it finished 4-1 to Barcelona.
The man who made the difference won't surprise you: Messi was in astonishing form, setting up a tap-in for Luis Suarez to make it 2-0 with an utterly brilliant dribble.
Here's how it looked in real-time:
As good as that is, Sky had a feckin' marvellous range of angles. Check out the final, slow-mo angle here. It's poetry:
The third goal a minute later once again owed to some Messi dribbling genius:
And Messi got in on the act himself with the fourth, 'megging the 'keeper after a superb set-up from Suarez:
Remarkable. In terms of quantifying such genius:
Since 2009-10: Cristiano Ronaldo - 270 goals in 247 La Liga games.
Since 2009-10: Lionel Messi - 270 goals in 252 La Liga games.
— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) December 18, 2016