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Barcelona should cherish special La Liga title win, says Lionel Messi

Barcelona should cherish special La Liga title win, says Lionel Messi

Barcelona's wizard Lionel Messi added another chapter into history books after scoring a hat-trick against Deportivo La Coruna, helping the Catalan giants to a 4-2 win.

Just seven minutes into the match, Barca's Philippe Coutinho scored the game's first goal, which Deportivo's Lucas Perez then matched only to have the second tally annulled due to an offside by Schar.

Deulofeu had made 10 appearances for Barca this term before leaving on loan for Premier League club Watford in January in search of regular first-team football.

Hopes were high inside the Riazor, but Messi not to be outdone - struck twice in the final ten minutes to seal the win and the title for the Catalan side.

Ask any Barcelona fan what their favorite goal is and more than likely Iniesta's dramatic stoppage-time strike that stunned Chelsea in the 2009 Champions League will be mentioned.

"We have been far superior to our rivals, we haven't lost a match during the whole season", Messi told Barcelona's in-house television channel.

Not only did it take place in the middle of a long weekend, when many locals leave the city, but Barca fans are still reeling from their shock elimination by Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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"It was a very special league win because we didn't lose a game. There is a lot of merit to winning this title without any losses".

FC Barcelona attacking talisman Lionel Messi revealed his thoughts on their title success in a rare interview after his hat-trick secured his side their seventh LaLiga triumph in 10 years.

Barca went into the match knowing a point would be enough to see them regain the trophy with four matches still to play.

"We have been a competitive, compact team and we have overcome many difficulties, and in moments I know it has lacked brilliance".

The jubilant side took to the Catalonia streets on Monday to enjoy their incredible achievement, as well as honor their outgoing captain Andres Iniesta, who has confirmed that this season will be his last with La Blaugrana.

"This feels good. The championship is a competition that lasts all year, it is about consistency and the team deserved this title", said Iniesta.

But Barca have quashed those concerns in some style, with Ernesto Valverde able to celebrate a LaLiga and Copa del Rey double in his first season as head coach.


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