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Messi, Barcelona blast Osasuna, 8-0; Real Madrid falls at Levante, 1-0

Barcelona and Real Madrid are still almost three months from their first superclasico clash at the Bernabeu, but the La Liga campaign is off to a curious start as both titans have dropped points. Barca, however, rebounded from a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad to annihilate Osasuna, 8-0, as Lionel Messi recorded a hat trick and two assists, David Villa struck twice and Cesc Fabregas added a goal and three assists.....

.....while Real Madrid dropped a wild 1-0 result at Levante:

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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