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Two-goal Messi helps Barcelona past Villarreal

Published: Sunday 14 November 2010, 0.50CET
FC Barcelona inflicted Villarreal CF's first Liga defeat since the opening day of the season, Lionel Messi scoring twice during the second half in a 3-1 victory at the Camp Nou.
Two-goal Messi helps Barcelona past Villarreal
Lionel Messi has an effort on the Villarreal goal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 14 November 2010, 0.50CET

Two-goal Messi helps Barcelona past Villarreal

FC Barcelona inflicted Villarreal CF's first Liga defeat since the opening day of the season, Lionel Messi scoring twice during the second half in a 3-1 victory at the Camp Nou.

Two second-half goals from Lionel Messi helped FC Barcelona to a 3-1 win against Villarreal CF which lifts them two points above Real Madrid CF at the Liga summit.

David Villa (22) opened the scoring when he finished off Andrés Iniesta's pass. Nilmar swiftly levelled for the Yellow Submarine, waltzing through the Barça rearguard and firing in off the far post. Messi proved the difference after the break, though, exchanging a series of passes with Pedro Rodríguez for a delightful goal (58) before turning in a late third. Madrid face Real Sporting de Gijón on Sunday.

Diego Forlán, meanwhile, scored two and set up another as Club Atlético de Madrid climbed to fifth by defeating CA Osasuna 3-0. Forlán's opener (26) was his first in 14 matches for club and country, while his second and Los Colchoneros's third came ten minutes after Nacho Monreal (60) was sent off.

Elsewhere, Athletic Club held on for a 1-0 home victory against UD Almería despite playing the last 21 minutes with nine men. Mikel San José squandered an early penalty for Athletic, who nonetheless took the lead soon after through Fernando Llorente. Koikili (45) and Xabi Castillo (69) were dismissed for the hosts.

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

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Last updated: 30/11/2012 14:42 CET

11/11/2012

LevanteLevante1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Ángel 62

Ronaldo 21, Morata 84

Venue: Valencia

11/11/2012

AtléticoAtlético2-0GetafeGetafe

Adrián López 24, Arda Turan 43

Venue: Madrid

11/11/2012

MallorcaMallorca2-4BarcelonaBarcelona

Pereira 55, Victor Casadesus 58 (P)

Xavi Hernández 28, Messi 44, 70, Tello 45

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

11/11/2012

AthleticAthletic2-1SevillaSevilla

De Marcos 27, Susaeta 45+1

Negredo 78 (P)

Venue: Bilbao

11/11/2012

ValladolidValladolid1-1ValenciaValencia

Víctor Pérez 65 (P)

Cissokho 15

Venue: Valladolid

10/11/2012

MálagaMálaga1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Saviola 37

Vela 1, Xabier Prieto 59

Venue: Malaga

10/11/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza5-3DeportivoDeportivo

Apoño 27 (P), Montanes 61, Álvaro 66, Hélder Postiga 77, 82

Bruno Gama 13, Riki 21, Bodipo 90+2

Venue: Zaragoza

10/11/2012

EspanyolEspanyol0-3OsasunaOsasuna

Cejudo 22, Kike Sola 63, Omwu 77

Venue: Barcelona

10/11/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-2CeltaCelta

Leo 59, Román Triguero 72, Piti 82 (P)

Aspas 12, 34

Venue: Madrid

09/11/2012

BetisBetis1-2GranadaGranada

Rubén 62

Torje 8, Mikel Rico 74

Venue: Sevilla

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