Barcelona secured a 5-0 win over Eibar, with Leo Messi netting four of the goals. This is the fifth time that the Barça captain has claimed a four-goal haul in a league fixture and the sixth of his career.
This Saturday sees Barcelona welcome Eibar to the Camp Nou in the latest round of La Liga fixtures. Leo Messi heads into the game as the league's leading marksman (14) and top assists provider (12).
Leo Messi took to social media to express his thanks after having been awarded the Laureus Sportsman of the Year accolade: "It was a real honour to receive the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award. These individual accolades would be impossible without the help and hard work of my teammates, family, friends and everyone who follows me. Many thanks to all of them and also to the Laureus Academy!".
Leo Messi has received the Laureus Sportsman of the Year accolade. This latest distinction rounds off a 2019 in which the Barcelona captain landed the Ballon d'Or, the European Golden Show and the Best FIFA Men's Player award. "It's a great pleasure to receive this award. I want to thank my teammates, my family and everyone who follows me because they're the ones who make these individual awards possible", commented Messi.
Barcelona ran out 2-1 winners against Getafe in the teams' La Liga clash. Leo Messi claimed an assist, which means that he has now had a hand in seven of the side's last eight goals in the competition.
Barcelona welcome Getafe to the Camp Nou on Saturday for the sides' LaLiga meeting. The game sees Leo Messi come up against one of the season's standout teams, with the visitors currently sitting in third and riding a four-game winning streak.