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Messi and Neymar take one-twos to another level as Barca hit Elche for 6

Barcelona’s dynamic duo scored two each to stretch their winning run to six games.

Spain Soccer La Liga Messi and Neymar were in scintillating form. AP / Press Association Images AP / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

BARCELONA RAN RIOT at struggling Elche, with Neymar and Lionel Messi scoring twice in a 6-0 La Liga hammering.

Barca had already beaten Elche three times this season – and scored 12 goals in the process — ahead of the La Liga clash at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero and the Catalan giants heaped more misery on Fran Escriba’s struggling side on Saturday.

Gerard Pique marked his 200th La Liga appearance with the opening goal in the first half and Barca ran riot in the second, with Messi scoring from the penalty spot before Elche had Faycal Fajr sent off for a second bookable offence.

The majestic Messi then laid on two goals for Neymar, who struck twice in as many minutes to take his goal tally for the season to 19 and Messi added a fifth with his 31st of another outstanding campaign before Pedro got in on the act in stoppage time.

Luis Enrique’s side are just a point behind leaders Real Madrid, who won 2-1 at Cordoba earlier in the day, while defeat for Elche came after back-to-back La Liga wins and they remain mired in trouble just above the relegation zone.

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