Messi hits three as Barcelona clinch league title at Deportivo

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A Coruna (Spain), Apr 30 (ANI): Barcelona were crowned La Liga champions for the 25th time after beating Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 with the help of a hat-trick from talisman Lionel Messi. Barca marched into a 2-0 lead with goals from record signing Philippe Coutinho and top scorer Messi in the first half. Depotivo striker Lucas Perez pulled one back for Deportivo five minutes before halftime and Turkish midfielder Emre Colak levelled for the Galicians in the 64th minute. But Argentine maestro Messi had other ideas, restoring Barca's lead from close range in the 82nd minute before completing his treble with his 32nd league goal of the season.

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