Barcelona routs Mallorca 5-2 with Messi hat trick

MADRID (AP) — It was showtime for Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium.

Lionel Messi had a hat trick. Luis Suárez scored with a superb backheel goal. There was even an assist by goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen to Antoine Griezmann’s first goal in six Spanish league matches.

With one of its best performances of the season, Barcelona cruised to a 5-2 win over promoted Mallorca on Saturday, keeping pace with Real Madrid and regaining the league lead.

Madrid had beaten Espanyol 2-0 earlier Saturday to provisionally move to the top, but Barcelona’s win left the teams tied on points and the Catalan club ahead on goal difference.

The highlight of Barcelona’s win was Suárez’s 43rd-minute
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