Liverpool gave away early Christmas presents on Sunday as Watford surged to a 3-0 victory in the Premier League after a stagnant performance by Juergen Klopp's side.
Granada ended a run of three successive defeats to grab a 0-0 draw at fellow strugglers Real Zaragoza in La Liga on Monday.
Messi scored his 300th and 301st career goals for Barcelona and extended his record-scoring run to 14 league games.
Villarreal ended a three-game winless run with a 3-1 victory at Sporting Gijon.
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