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Barcelona make record start, Real win derby

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Lionel Messi closed in on Gerd Mueller's scoring mark as Barcelona crushed Athletic Bilbao 5-1 to set a new record for the best ever start to a La Liga season and stay 11 points clear of Real Madrid. 

Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores during the La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao on December 1. Messi closed in on Gerd Mueller's scoring mark as Barcelona crushed Athletic 5-1 to set a new record for the best ever start to a La Liga season.

Defending champions Real edged city rivals Atletico 2-0 with Cristiano Ronaldo on target to keep their slender hopes of a title repeat alive.

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