Arda Turan had a Barcelona La Liga debut to remember setting up Lionel Messi with the opening goal in the 4-0 win over Granada.

Turan who wears the number 7 shirt setup Messi on 7 minutes for his seventh league goal of the season with a defence splitting pass inside the penalty area.

Messi went onto score a hat-trick and Neymar scored the fourth goal to wrap up an impressive victory.

Turan worked hard in midfield closing down the opposition and forcing the highest number of interceptions (3).

The bearded winger also passed well pulling off 60 passes at an 88 percent accuracy and took one shot on target.

Turan has now started in his last two consecutive games since making his official debut in the 4-1 win over Espanyol in the Spanish Cup Last 16 first-leg game at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old had to wait six-months to make his debut despite arriving from Atletico Madrid over the summer due to the FIFA transfer ban imposed on the club.

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