Copa Libertadores

Messi on form, Suarez scores 3 as Barcelona beats Celta

MADRID (AP) Lionel Messi put on another show at the Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a remarkable goal from a free kick and then helping to set up a hat trick for Luis Suarez - including a daring assist from a penalty kick - as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo 6-1.

Ivan Rakitic and Neymar also scored for Barcelona, which opened up a three-point lead in the Spanish league over Atletico Madrid with the impressive victory.

Messi curled a left-foot shot over the wall to start the scoring in the 28th minute, and then mesmerized the Camp Nou crowd as he helped Suarez to score in the 59th, 75th and then the 81st from the Argentine's penalty kick.