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WATCH: Leo Messi's first half brace puts Barcelona two ahead vs. Real Sociedad

It had to be him.

Barcelona and Real Sociedad played a very entertaining 15 minutes to start their La Liga match on Saturday, with both teams having really good chances to score, but it was the Blaugrana who went ahead thanks to the best players in the world.

After a really nice combination play on the left side between Paco Alcácer and Luis Suárez, the ball came to Lionel Messi who didn't hesitate and fired a rocket to the bottom corner, far away from Geronimo Rulli's reach.


Not 10 minutes later...he’s done it again...While not as spectacular as the opener, this one counts just the same:

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