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Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to become Barcelona's all-time record goalscorer as they cut the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to four points ahead of their meeting next weekend with a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna. After a slow start, the hosts were sparked into life by Messi's opening goal as he flicked home at the near post from Alexis Sanchez's cross. Sanchez was next on the scoresheet as he finished off a similar move involving Andres Iniesta and Jordi Alba before Iniesta's wonderful strike from 25 yards made it 3-0.
Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) - 18:25 GMT - 'Berkuts' embraced - A woman in red embraces and thanks, one-by-one, the Berkuts (the elite riot police kicked out of Kiev) who are back on the streets of Simferopol, AFP's Kilian Fichou reports from the Crimean capital.