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Messi and Ronaldo share spotlight in triumphs

Published: Sunday 27 January 2013, 22.48CET
Lionel Messi scored four and Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF both won comfortably, while Club Atlético de Madrid lost 3-0 at Athletic Club.

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Published: Sunday 27 January 2013, 22.48CET

Messi and Ronaldo share spotlight in triumphs

Lionel Messi scored four and Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF both won comfortably, while Club Atlético de Madrid lost 3-0 at Athletic Club.

Lionel Messi scored four as FC Barcelona swept aside CA Osasuna 5-1 and Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick for Real Madrid CF, while second-placed Club Atlético de Madrid fell 11 points off top spot after losing 3-0 at Athletic Club.

A Messi treble helped Barcelona down Osasuna 8-0 in this fixture last season, and there was a sense of deja vu as the same player shimmied his way to an 11th-minute opener. The goal marked the 11 consecutive Liga match in which Messi has found the net, giving the Argentinian forward yet another record.

Los Rojillos levelled through Raoul Loe on 24 minutes, but any momentum was extinguished three minutes later. Alejandro Arribas' handball earned the defender a second yellow card and gifted Messi the chance to retake the lead from the penalty spot; he seized it with aplomb, taking his career Liga goal tally to 200.

Osasuna's uphill task became a near-impossible mission when Pedro Rodríguez tapped in before the break, and Messi hit two goals in two minutes before the hour mark to put Barça out of sight.

Ronaldo was in superb form too, notching a 'perfect' ten-minute second-half hat-trick after Sergio Ramos had bundled Madrid ahead against city rivals Getafe CF on 53 minutes. The Portuguese forward nodded in a goal of his own between a left-footed finish and a right-footed penalty to seal an impressive win.

The result also moved the Merengues within four points of Atlético, who suffered their fourth league defeat this term against fellow 2012 UEFA Europa League finalists Athletic. Also on Sunday, Málaga CF climbed up to fourth with a 3-2 success at RCD Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid eased to a 3-0 win at home against Real Betis Balompié.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.13CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:10 CET

27/01/2013

AthleticAthletic3-0AtléticoAtlético

San José 50, Susaeta 77, De Marcos 84

Venue: Bilbao

27/01/2013

MallorcaMallorca2-3MálagaMálaga

Victor Casadesus 27, Dos Santos 70

Saviola 10, Isco 16, Monreal 62

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

27/01/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona5-1OsasunaOsasuna

Messi 11, 28 (P), 56, 58, Pedro Rodríguez 40

Loe 24

Venue: Barcelona

27/01/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-0BetisBetis

Piti 4 (P), Delibašić 64, José Carlos 82

Venue: Madrid

27/01/2013

Real MadridReal Madrid4-0GetafeGetafe

Ramos 53, Ronaldo 62, 65, 72 (P)

Venue: Madrid

26/01/2013

DeportivoDeportivo2-3ValenciaValencia

Riki 32, 45+1

Jonas 1, Valdez 63, Ricardo Costa 90+2

Venue: La Coruna

26/01/2013

ZaragozaZaragoza0-0EspanyolEspanyol

Venue: Zaragoza

26/01/2013

LevanteLevante2-1ValladolidValladolid

Barkero 43, Rukavina 90 (o.g.)

Baraja 8

Venue: Valencia

26/01/2013

CeltaCelta1-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Krohn-Dehli 32

Elustondo 59

Venue: Pontevedra

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