Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona ran out comfortable 4-1 winners against Levante in Sunday’s La Liga fixture.

A calm Marc Bartra finish on 50 minutes gave Barca a lead they never looked like losing.

Neymar, who had not enjoyed an easy first half, then added a second, squeezing a shot through a number of Levante defenders after 56 minutes.

Two Messi penalties, the first converted and the second missed, came either side of the visitors pulling one back through Victor Casadesus, but Barca remained comfortable throughout.

Luis Enrique used the match to experiment somewhat, deploying Messi in a more traditional role behind the striker, and giving young forward Sandro Ramirez his first start.

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