BBC Sport, Monday, September 23, 2013 4:02 PM
overshadowed Lionel Messi
with a hat trick to lead Barcelona to
a 4-0 win at Rayo Vallecano to give it five wins in five La Liga games. Atletico Madrid is the only other unbeaten and untied team. The game was noteworthy because Barcelona lost to possession battle
to Rayo Vallecano (54 percent to 46 percent), the first time in more than three and a half years Barca has had less than 50 percent of possession in a La Liga game.
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