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Messi dances as Barcelona players celebrate title triumph — WATCH

Messi dances as Barcelona players celebrate title triumph — WATCH

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was delighted that his side "finally" wrapped up a 25th La Liga title with four matches to spare, after a Lionel Messi hat-trick secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

Now on 32 league goals for the campaign, Messi has become the first player to score 30+ goals in seven different La Liga campaigns, starting with his 2009/10 tally of 34.

Valverde's men completed a league and cup double after thrashing Sevilla 5-0 in last week's Copa del Rey final, regaining the Spanish crown from Real Madrid and relegating Deportivo in the process. "But they have had a great season, and we will too if we can win the final".

"When you're chasing throughout the season you say, 'finally'".

Barca only needed a draw to seal their seventh title in the past 10 years and they made a perfect start when record signing Philippe Coutinho scored with a stylish finish before Messi doubled the lead by volleying home a Luis Suarez cross.

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However, there will be no European glory this season following Barca's dramatic exit to Roma in the Champions League last month.

"I'm very happy, we feel so much joy after winning this league", the Argentine told Barcelona's television channel.

The playmaker has always been key for Barcelona, but this time he took it to another level by taking on even more responsibility after the departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. "We had some tough moments and we overcame them without losing and that's incredible".

Messi and Iniesta are followed by Geard Pique and Sergio Busquets, who both lifted 27 titles during their Barcelona careers so far, as the club's official website pointed out. We have been the best in the league and we deserve it.

"The league is the hardest thing".