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Messi scores hat-trick against Valencia, Madrid thrash Valladolid

March 14, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Barcelona beat Champions League hopefuls Valencia 3-0 at Camp Nou on Sunday thanks to a spectacular hat-trick from Lionel Messi.

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Messi opened the scoring with a fine solo effort 11 minutes into the second half and, after Valencia defender Hedwiges Maduro was shown a second yellow card in the 69th minute, Messi punished Los Che with another two goals late on.

Real Madrid later moved ahead on goal difference ...

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