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Arda Turan and Leo Messi celebrate the latter's opener against Espanyol / MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

After netting a brace against Espanyol in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night, Leo Messi has now scored in all six different competitions this season. Six of the Argentinian’s total of 15 goals have been scored in La Liga, while he’s also got two in the European Super Cup, one in the Spanish Super Cup and one in the Club World Cup.


Messi completed a similar full house in the 2011/12 campaign, which he ended with 73 goals in 60 appearances.


This was the fourth time this term that Messi has scored twice in the same game. He also doubled up against Sevilla in the European Super Cup, Levante in La Liga and AS Roma in the Champions League.


To cap an exquisite evening, Leo Messi also supplied the assists for Piqué and Neymar, while his own opener came on the back of a terrific pass from Iniesta that found its way through six defenders. Iniesta was another of the standout performers of the night, and led the team in passes (81).


There were two debuts in the Copa del Rey derby at the Camp Nou. In an active game in the middle of the park and on the right wing, Arda Turan played for 70 minutes and provided 49 passes, 42 of which found their man (see diagram below). Aleix Vidal was on for the last 28 minutes at right back and made ten passes, only one of which was failed.

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