Messi completed his treble midway through the second half.
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An insatiable Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona hammered Espanyol 5-0 in a local derby Saturday to make it three wins from three and take full advantage after Liga champions Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Levante.Late goals from Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez completed the thrashing, with Dembele grabbing an assist, laying on the pass for the Uruguayan's goal.Messi completed his treble midway through the second half by finishing off a sweeping team move, lashing home another pass from Alba from inside the area.The Spanish forward came close to doubling the lead for the newly promoted side from a free kick that whistled past the near post, but Real leveled in the 36th minute when Lucas Vazquez tapped in from close range after Levante goalkeeper Raul Fernandez could only parry a header from Sergio Ramos.
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