Barcelona 5-2 Getafe: Messi stars as Koeman’s side move two points behind Real Madrid
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Barcelona 5-2 Getafe: Messi stars as Koeman’s side move two points behind Real Madrid

Barcelona moved third in the LaLiga standings following a huge 5-2 home win against lowly Getafe on Thursday night. 

Lionel Messi starred for Ronald Koeman's side with a brilliant brace, which also saw him move clear at the top of the goal-scorers charts. 

The Argentine opened the scores for the Camp Nou outfit after just eight minutes, but a Clement Lenglet own goal four minutes later drew the visitors level. 

Getafe then conceded a 28th-minute own goal following a mix-up between goalkeeper David Soria and Sofian Chakla, with the latter putting the ball into his own net. 

Messi then returned in the 33rd minute with Barca's third that put them firmly in control of the game.

Enes Unal's penalty in the 69th minute gave Getafe hope, but late goals by Ronald Araujo and Antoine Griezmann sealed the points.

The win saw them move two points behind bitter rivals Real Madrid and could jump above them if they win their match at hand. 

They however trail Diego Simeone's side by five points, making their 8 May clash a potential title-decider. 

Catch last night's highlight.