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Lionel Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona return to winning ways against Granada

Updated 1747 GMT (0147 HKT) January 9, 2016
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Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona comfortably swept aside Granada 4-0 at the Nou Camp Saturday. Alex Caparros/Getty Images
Messi grabbed his first after just eight minutes and then added a second shortly after. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Argentine forward slaps his hand against the post in a rare moment of frustration after failing to add to his tally. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
It was a tough day for Granada keeper, Andres Fernandez of Granada CF, pictured here clearing the ball away from Luis Suarez (L) of Barcelona. Alex Caparros/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Barcelona's new midfield signing Arda Turan (R) provided the assist for Messi's first goal. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The potent striking trinity of Messi (C) Neymar (L) and Suarez celebrate after closing out the game in style. LLUIS GENE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images