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Madrid unmoved by eight-goal Barcelona

Published: Sunday 21 November 2010
FC Barcelona equalled their club record away Liga win 8-0 at UD Almería, who then sacked their coach, but Real Madrid CF remain on top as they triumphed 5-1 against Athletic Club.
Madrid unmoved by eight-goal Barcelona
Barcelona celebrate one of their eight goals against Almería ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 21 November 2010

Madrid unmoved by eight-goal Barcelona

FC Barcelona equalled their club record away Liga win 8-0 at UD Almería, who then sacked their coach, but Real Madrid CF remain on top as they triumphed 5-1 against Athletic Club.

Real Madrid CF remain at the Liga helm after beating Athletic Club 5-1 but FC Barcelona sent out an even more powerful message ahead next Monday's 'El Clásico' with an 8-0 win at UD Almería, who dismissed coach Juan Manuel Lillo after the game.

Barcelona took over at the top for a couple of hours, in no small part due to an opening 37 minutes that spawned five goals. Lionel Messi swapped passes with David Villa to drill in the opener, Andrés Iniesta capitalised on a poor clearance and then Maxwell's cross was deflected past his own goalkeeper by Santiago Acasiete on 27 minutes.

Pedro Rodríguez sped away to make it 4-0 before Messi mustered another. Bojan Krkić struck either side of Messi's hat-trick sealing tap-in after the break as Barcelona equalled their club record away win in the Liga – the perfect warning shot ahead of the visit of Madrid.

Los Merengues were unwavering, though, as they reclaimed their one-point advantage. Gonzalo Higuaín outmuscled the Athletic rearguard to break the deadlock after 19 minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo drilled in the second on the half-hour mark. Fernando Llorente reduced arrears just before the break but a 57th-minute Sergio Ramos spot-kick made it 3-1 before Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with a free-kick and penalty.

Third-placed Villarreal CF remain three points ahead of Valencia CF after a 1-1 draw despite the 81st-minute dismissal of visiting defender Marius Stankevičius.

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

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Last updated: 27/11/2012 06:29 CET

18/11/2012

SevillaSevilla5-1BetisBetis

Reyes 1, 32, Fazio 5, 43, Rakitić 90+1

Rubén 66

Venue: Sevilla

18/11/2012

GranadaGranada0-1AtléticoAtlético

Arda Turan 61

Venue: Granada

18/11/2012

GetafeGetafe2-1ValladolidValladolid

Alexis 74, Lafita 78

Óscar González 45

Venue: Madrid

18/11/2012

CeltaCelta1-1MallorcaMallorca

Park Ju-Young 56

Hemed 22

Venue: Pontevedra

18/11/2012

DeportivoDeportivo0-2LevanteLevante

Martins 40, Barkero 82

Venue: La Coruna

17/11/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid5-1AthleticAthletic

Aurtenetxe 12 (o.g.), Ramos 30, Benzema 32, Özil 56, Khedira 72

Ibai Gómez 42

Venue: Madrid

17/11/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona3-1ZaragozaZaragoza

Messi 16, 60, Song 28

Montanes 24

Venue: Barcelona

17/11/2012

ValenciaValencia2-1EspanyolEspanyol

Viera 16, Soldado 89 (P)

Longo 31

Venue: Valencia

17/11/2012

OsasunaOsasuna0-0MálagaMálaga

Venue: Pamplona

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