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Barcelona bandwagon too strong for Deportivo

Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 0.01CET
FC Barcelona moved five points clear in Spain thanks to their 12th consecutive Liga victory, RC Deportivo La Coruña the latest side to succumb to the champions in a 4-0 defeat at the Riazor.
Barcelona bandwagon too strong for Deportivo
Lionel Messi was the star turn again for Barcelona ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 9 January 2011, 0.01CET

Barcelona bandwagon too strong for Deportivo

FC Barcelona moved five points clear in Spain thanks to their 12th consecutive Liga victory, RC Deportivo La Coruña the latest side to succumb to the champions in a 4-0 defeat at the Riazor.

FC Barcelona continued their scintillating form in the Spanish Liga with a 4-0 triumph away to RC Deportivo La Coruña that moved them five points clear of Real Madrid CF.

Depor had conceded only four times at home in the league prior to the champions' visit but Josep Guardiola's side were typically irrepressible in attack. Lionel Messi was the talisman again, his incisive pass releasing David Villa to squeeze a shot through the legs of Daniel Aranzubia after 26 minutes.

Messi's 25-metre free-kick six minutes into the second half made it 2-0 and two goals in as many minutes late on secured the victory. Andrés Iniesta (80) rifled in the third from the edge of the area before Messi slipped in Pedro Rodríguez to make it 32 goals in Barça's last seven Liga successes.

In San Sebastien, meanwhile, Sevilla FC twice came from behind to defeat Real Sociedad de Fútbol and climb to ninth with 26 points from 18 games. Frédéric Kanouté scored in between Sociedad pair Diego Rivas and Joseba Llorente in the first half, and then scored the winner in the 65th after Luís Fabiano had equalised for a second time two minutes earlier.

The Andalusian club trail Athletic Club on goal difference after Javi Martínez headed a 93rd-minute equaliser in off the post to cancel out Martín Demichelis's 81st-minute opener for Málaga CF at La Rosaleda.

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

Matches
09/01/2011HomeAway
Last updated: 06/06/2011 17:24 CET
EspanyolEspanyol4-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Osvaldo 8, Luis García 30 (p), Álvaro Vázquez 34, Sergio García 87

Venue: Barcelona
MallorcaMallorca4-1AlmeríaAlmería

Ramis 12, Victor Casadesus 37, Nsue 67, Pereira 88

Crusat 66

Venue: Palma de Mallorca
RacingRacing1-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Gregory 30 (o.g.)

Diego Castro 90+1

Venue: Santander
OsasunaOsasuna0-0GetafeGetafe

Venue: Pamplona
Real MadridReal Madrid4-2VillarrealVillarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo 9, 45+1, 79, Kaká 82

Cani 7, Marco Ruben 18

Venue: Madrid
LevanteLevante0-1ValenciaValencia

Mata 83

Venue: Valencia

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