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El Clásico 2017: How the papers reacted to Lionel Messi’s masterclass

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The Barça legend stole all the headlines yet again

He put Barcelona back on top of La Liga, he scored his 500th goal for the club, so there was no keeping Lionel Messi off the front and back pages all over Spain.

‘Sant Messi’ - Sport’s headline refers to the game being played on Sant Jordi's Day and shows a triumphant Messi holding his shirt aloft after scoring the winner

AS calls El Clasico ‘The Biggest Show On Earth’ and says Messi has reignited title race with 92nd minute goal in an end-to-end match with 18 saves and five goals
‘Messi decisive: there is a La Liga’ declares Marca who also call both goalkeepers outstanding
Mundo Deportivo keep it nice and simple with a picture of Messi and the simple headline ‘Ecstasy!’
L'Esportiu go with ‘Remember My Name’ and describe how Messi silenced the Bernabeu with a his injury time goal
El Periodico go with a similar headline with another picture of Messi holding his shirt up to fans
El Mundo feature Messi at the bottom of their front page explaining how he sent Barca level on points with Madrid
And finally, La Vanguardia talks of how Messi resurrected Barca at the Bernabeu