Lionel Messi and Barcelona's Phenomenal Week: 5 Plays to Remember

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Lionel Messi and Barcelona's Phenomenal Week: 5 Plays to Remember
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FC Barcelona are sitting pretty following another fantastic week of football.

The Copa del Rey victory in midweek included excellent performances from second-team players as well as squad regulars, and was followed by a demolition of Athletic Bilbao in the league.

With the win, Barcelona have the best start in La Liga history, and they surely enjoyed the post-match party as they watched their two closest rivals duel it out in an uninspired derby at the Bernabeu.

Atletico Madrid looked hopelessly lost in attack, creating only one clear-cut chance for their talisman, Falcao, in the entire encounter. And while Real were well worth their two-goal victory in the end, they will need to find another level of form altogether to have any hope of challenging the Blaugrana for the league title.

All eyes turn to Messi as he stands on the brink of history ahead of Barcelona's otherwise meaningless Champions League match on Wednesday. 

In the meantime, let's savor Barca's best moments from another winning week.

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