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Lionel Messi scored in the sec­ond half of Barcelona’s 3-0 vic­tory over Eibar to take his all-time La Liga scor­ing record to 400 goals. Messi, 31, has 575 goals for the club in 658 ap­pear­ances in all com­pe­ti­tions. Barca held its five-point lead in the sea­son stand­ings. ... Karim Ben­zema broke a fin­ger dur­ing Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Real Betis. ... Mar­cus Rash­ford scored and goal­keeper David de Gea made 11 saves to lead Manch­ester United to a 1-0 win over Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur, which saw for­ward Harry Kane suf­fer an an­kle in­jury in the match. The vic­tory was the sixth straight for United in all com­pe­ti­tions since Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer took over as man­ager of the Premier League club, set­ting a team record. Sir Matt Busby won his first five matches to start the 1946-47 sea­son. ... ... Ar­gen­tine great Diego Maradona was re­leased from a Buenos Aires hospi­tal fol­low­ing surgery for stom­ach bleed­ing.

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