Lional Messi added four (4) more goals to his 5-goal tally so far in the La Liga making a total of nine (9) goals in 5 games for the Argentine.
Barcelona maintains a perfect start to their La Liga campaign with five (5) wins in five (5) matches.
Barcelona has stretched the gap to seven (7) points clear from fierce rival, Real Madrid, who hosts Real Betis today.
Messi put on an extraordinary display against Eibar to help ensure a 6-1 thrashing at Camp Nou.
“That Messi scored four goals now isn’t news,” said Barca boss Ernesto Valverde.
“He has done it so many nights, in so many games. To keep repeating it is the most difficult thing.
“He is an extraordinary player. I have run out of words for him.” – Valverde
Messi opened the scoring in rather familiar fashion from the penalty spot 21 minutes after kickoff.
He added a second goal in the 59th minute to allow for some breathing space for his teammates.
Three (3) minutes later, the Argentine completed the 42nd hat-trick of his career courtesy of an assist from $48M Brazilian, Paulinho.
He then placed the icing on the cake with his fourth goal of the night three minutes from stoppage time.
Sergi Enrich reduced the arrears when he capitalised on some sloppy Barca defending, putting away a consolation goal from a well placed cross from David Junca.
Other goals from Paulinho and Denis Suarez helped secure the 6-1 victory over Eibar.