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Messi reaches 300-goal mark for Barcelona

Published: Saturday 16 February 2013, 22.15CET
Lionel Messi scored his 300th and 301st goals for FC Barcelona as the runaway Liga leaders came from a goal behind to beat Granada CF on a day when Málaga CF also won.

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Published: Saturday 16 February 2013, 22.15CET

Messi reaches 300-goal mark for Barcelona

Lionel Messi scored his 300th and 301st goals for FC Barcelona as the runaway Liga leaders came from a goal behind to beat Granada CF on a day when Málaga CF also won.

Lionel Messi surpassed the 300-goal mark for FC Barcelona by scoring twice as the Liga leaders recovered from behind to defeat Granada CF 2-1.

Having beaten Real Madrid CF a fortnight ago, Lucas Alcaraz's 13th-placed Granada side threatened another surprise result when Carlos Aranda's cross to the far post was knocked back across the area for Odion Ighalo (26) to tap in.

Messi reached his treble century five minutes into the second half, and extended his scoring run to a 14th successive league game in the process, with a simple finish on the rebound after Toño had saved Cesc Fàbregas' drive. The Argentinian international ensured maximum points for the Blaugrana with a free-kick which Toño could only help into the back of the net.

Barcelona's fellow UEFA Champions League challengers Málaga CF also won to consolidate fourth position. Javier Saviola (18) struck the only goal of the game against Athletic Club, finishing off Lucas Piazón's cut-back from the byline. In the early match, Getafe CF beat third-bottom RC Celta de Vigo 3-1. CA Osasuna edged Real Zaragoza 1-0 in the late fixture.

Club Atlético de Madrid will hope to trim Barça's lead back to 12 points on Sunday by overcoming Real Valladolid CF.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.48CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
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Last updated: 20/02/2013 21:18 CET

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OsasunaOsasuna1-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Kike Sola 4

Venue: Pamplona

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GranadaGranada1-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Ighalo 26

Messi 50, 73

Venue: Granada

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MálagaMálaga1-0AthleticAthletic

Saviola 18

Venue: Malaga

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GetafeGetafe3-1CeltaCelta

Adrián Colunga 10, Diego Castro 34, Fernández 42

Fernandez 20

Venue: Madrid

15/02/2013

SevillaSevilla3-1DeportivoDeportivo

Rakitić 5, Medel 27, 40

Riki 32

Venue: Sevilla

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