Lionel Messi's💫 brace helped Barcelona🔷 ease to a comfortable 4⃣-0⃣ win over Eibar at Ipurua while Atletico Madrid also won as the gap👌🏻 at La Liga's summit remained at 8⃣ points. Munir El Haddadi, stepping in for the suspended Neymar⚡, gave Barca the lead in the 8⃣th minute before Lionel Messi💫 made it 15 goals in his last 🔟 outings with goals either side of half-time. Messi💫 became the first player🙌🏻 to net 20 Liga goals in 8⃣ different seasons👏🏻 in the process before Luis Suarez🌟 capped Barca's🔷 36th game in all competitions without defeat.
Atletico responded strongly💪🏻, with a 3⃣-1⃣ win over Valencia. Antoine Griezmann⭐ opened the scoring for Diego Simeone's👔 men with a 25-yard effort before Denis Cheryshev pulled parity in the 28th minute. Fernando Torres⭐ restored Atletico's lead with a finish⚽ at the back post from a corner before Valencia's chances were dealt a huge blow👊🏻 as Aderlan Santos was sent off. Yannick Ferreira Carrasco capped off👌🏻 the victory for the visitors with his 85th-minute goal.
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