Messi and Neymar lead Barcelona to 4-1 win in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) Lionel Messi scored a pair of goals and Neymar added another as Barcelona remained perfect in the Spanish league by easily beating Levante 4-1 on Sunday.

Marc Bartra also netted for the defending champions, which kept a two-point lead over Real Madrid with their fourth consecutive win to start the season.

Villarreal and Celta Vigo also won Sunday to reach 10 points alongside Madrid.

Barcelona dominated from the start and could have won by an even bigger margin at the Camp Nou had Messi not had his second penalty miss of the season in the second half.