Lionel Messi scored twice in Barcelona's 4-0 win against Espanyol

Lionel Messi scored Two in Barcelona’s 4-0 win against Espanyol

Barcelona moved three points clear at the top of La Liga later Lionel Messi scored two brilliant free-kicks in an impressive win\.

\In which the hosts hit a stunning equaliser in stoppage time, Barcelona made no mistake in which they were 3-0 up in half-time.

Before the lead doubled in the 26th minute, the scoring started with a fine free-kick and Luis Suarez scored prior to the break only from the tightest of angles.

The Barcelona captain, who finished fifth in the Ballon d’Or vote of this year, curled to cover a fine individual and group performance.

The wait for a derby triumph of espanyol goes on, and the hosts have been denied a consolation goal in the 74th minute when defender Oscar Duarte stabbed at the ball in at close range from a free-kick. Nevertheless, after a overview by the Video Assistant Referee, the effort has been ruled out for a marginal offside.

Luis Suarez was also on the score sheet

Luis Suarez was on the score sheet

Earlier, Sevilla had missed the opportunity to move back to the peak of the desk when they conceded an injury-time equaliser off at Valencia.

Pablo Sarabia had given the visitors the lead in the 55th minute when he diverted in a shot out of Wissam Ben Yedder.

That looked to have been sufficient to send Pablo Machin’s side \over Barcelona, albeit just.

Los Che takes two minutes into stoppage time when substitute Mouctar Diakhaby knocked the ball home from close range following a free-kick caused a scramble from the box\.

In Saturday’s ancient kick-off, Atletico Madrid maintained the strain with a 3-0 home win over Alaves, which also puts them 28 points in third place.

Rodrigo celebrates his goal in Atletico Madrid's win

Rodrigo celebrates his target in Atletico Madrid’s win

The victory, however, came with France protector Lucas Hernandez pushed off late in the first half because of a knee injury, afterwards to be diagnosed with medial collateral ligament damage at a price.

Nikola Kalinic fired the house side, overlooking frontman Diego Costa.

Jose Maria Gimenez struck in the second halfuntil France forward Antoine Griezmann doubled the lead after a swift counter-attack in the moment and Rodrigo knocked into a late third from a rebound.

Elsewhere, Celta Vigo moved to the top 10 with a 3-2 triumph at Villarreal.

Brais Mendez set the visitors in front just before half-time. Turkey midfielder Alright Yokuslu led in a second\.

Provider then turned again to establishing Maximiliano Gomez for another two minutes after\.

Villarreal appeared out of this contest, but produced a late rally.

Santi Cazorla set up Carlos Bacca to pull a goal back .

When he headed in from a corner three minutes left the Colombia made sure of a finale.