There were several standout performances across Europe this weekend, but none captured the imagination quite like Lionel Messi's display against Real Betis.

The little Argentine scored a quite sumptuous hat-trick – the last goal of which was arguably the best of his career – as Barcelona recorded a 4-1 win to continue their quest for the La Liga title.

Elsewhere on the continent, Inter clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory over Milan in the Derby della Madonnina, Bayern Munich continued their pursuit of the Bundesliga title with a 6-0 win over Mainz, and PSG eased to a 3-1 success against Marseille in Le Classique. 

There were several other impressive individual performances, though, which gave us plenty of options for our European team of the week. Our XI is revealed in the video above but if you think we've missed anyone out then tweet us at @FB_Whispers.

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