Luis Enrique’s side brought each of the 3 points with an agreeable win to guarantee they complete 2015 top of the La Liga table. Lionel Messi was on focus for Barcelona in his 500th appearance for the Catalan goliaths as they traveled to a 4-0 triumph over Real Betis at Camp Nou with Luis Suarez getting a twofold.

Messi discovered the back of the net for the 6th time in the alliance this season soon after the half-hour with a basic tap-in from Neymar’s help, his 292nd Liga strike. Real Betis’ day started to disentangle with 27 minutes on the clock as goalkeeper Adan was brutally rebuffed as he crashed into Messi while making a freedom. Neymar missed the resulting punishment however Heiko Westermann yielded an own objective as he attempted to escape.

Messi then multiplied the lead, and Luis Enrique’s side further developed their leverage 55 seconds after the restart as Suarez changed over Sergio Busquets’ pass, the Uruguayan terminating home Barca’s 179th objective of the date-book year – obscuring the Spanish record set in 2014 by Real Madrid.

Messi twice went near multiplying his count with late free-kicks, just for the amazing Adan and his crossbar to repulse his advances, before Suarez adjusted off the scoring with his second seven minutes from time. Triumph guarantees Barcelona complete 2015 top of the La Liga table; while Betis – who saw mentor Pepe Mel sent off for dissenting against the punishment choice – think about a fourth association amusement without a win as they stay in the base half.

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