Lionel Messi has now scored nine goals in five league games after hitting four past Eibar during a 6-1 win on Tuesday. We look at his incredible La Liga goalscoring stats after another explosive start to a fresh campaign... Messi's midweek haul was the fourth time he has scored four goals in a La Liga game, having also netted his 24th league hat-trick against Espanyol a fortnight ago.
The 28-year-old suspect Driss Oukabir, who is being held in a Madrid jail in connection with the recent Catalonia attacks which killed 15 people, has been getting death threats from inmates, local media report. “We are going to slit your throat when you go out to the patio,” prisoners of the Soto del Real jail in Madrid shouted through their windows when they heard of Oukabir’s arrival, security sources told El Pais.
A wide-ranging anti-terror operation was underway in Spain on Friday after police killed five men wearing fake suicide belts in a town south of Barcelona, hours after a van mowed down dozens of people in the heart of the city. In the early hours of Friday morning, police intercepted a group of five attackers in Cambrils, 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Barcelona. All five were shot dead.