Lionel Messi applauded by all

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Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory yesterday and leave them with one hand on the La Liga trophy.
Messi’s treble, his second in a month, fourth of the season and 51st of his career, moves Barça 10 points clear of Atletico Madrid with 10 games left to play.
Meanwhile, a record crowd of 60,739 watched a women’s match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano yesterday, less than three months before the start of the World Cup.
The attendance is the largest ever for a top-flight club match in European women’s football while Atletico claimed the number also sets a new world record