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Messi celebrates one of his two goals away to Osasuna on Saturday | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Leo Messi has done it again! His two goals on Saturday at El Sadar move him right to the top of the Liga goalscoring charts with eleven goals, one more than team-mate Luis Suárez (who also scored in Pamplona) and also Cristiano Ronaldo (who Real Madrid are resting this weekend ahead of the Club World Cup.).

Today’s was Messi’s fourth brace of the current season and the third of his career at the home of Osasuna. And another juicy nugget for stats fans – this was the sixth time this season that both Messi and Suárez have found the target, and when the two of them score, Barça always win! Let's take a closer look at the Argentina-Uruguay connection in the FCB frontline...

Messi and Suárez in tandem

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Barça 6-2 Betis

Barça thumped Betis 6-2 in the first game of the campaign at the Camp Nou. The Uruguayan started the season with a hat-trick and the Argentinian netted two of the other three.

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Leganés 1-5 Barça

Messi and Suárez scored three of the five goals in the club's first ever visit to Butarque. Leganés were totally outclassed as the trident unleashed its full potential.

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Barça 4-0 Dépor

Deportivo came to the Camp Nou and it was Suárez who opened the scoring. Fresh back from a three-game absence through injury, Messi came on in the second half to contribute to the rout.

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València 2-3 Barça

The game at Mestalla was a thriller. Barça dominated but didn't settle the points until the very last minute when Messi converted from the penalty spot. The Argentinian had opened the scoring as well, while Suárez cancelled out the Sevilla comeback.

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Sevilla 1-2 Barça

The Sánchez Pizjuán bore witness to another corker. Suárez and Messi were outstanding and it was their brilliance that ultimately tipped the balance in favour of the Catalans. A goal each and three vital points.

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Osasuna 0-3 Barça

And so to Saturday's game at Osasuna. Suárez was at El Sadar for the first time ever, and it was he tapped in the opener. He's now scored against 22 of the 24 Liga teams that he's ever played against. And Messi? Bang! Bang! Two goals to secure his fourth brace of the league season.


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