It was yet another Lionel Messi show as Barcelona thrashed Eibar 6-1 at home, earning their sixth consecutive win in all competitions.
He is the most intelligent player that I have ever seen on a football pitch. You don’t know how, but he just appears. He’s extraordinary. There are no words
Ernesto Valverde told reporters after the match, in which the Argentine super star gave Barca the lead from the penalty spot in the first half, before netting three more times in the second part.
Messi has already scored nine goals in five LaLiga matches this season, leading Barcelona in what could be a very tricky period for the Blaugrana, after their Spain Super Cup resounding failure against Real Madrid, obviously Neymar’s departure, and now, Ousmane Dembele’s serious injury.
Valverde also had a few words of sympathy for Eibar, confident that the final score was too harsh for the visitors.
Eibar are a brave team. If you look at the score after the game, it seems we’ve won easily but that wasn’t the case. They often put us in a tight spot
the Barcelona coach said. The Blaugrana’s next game is on Saturday, at nearby Girona, a good chance to retain their perfect LaLiga record.