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Barcelona stroll on after equalling Liga milestone

Published: Saturday 29 January 2011, 22.00CET
Two late goals from Lionel Messi helped FC Barcelona secure a 3-0 victory at Hércules CF and equal a 50-year-old Liga record by sealing their 15th successive league triumph.
Barcelona stroll on after equalling Liga milestone
Pedro Rodríguez is mobbed after his goal two minutes before half-time ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 29 January 2011, 22.00CET

Barcelona stroll on after equalling Liga milestone

Two late goals from Lionel Messi helped FC Barcelona secure a 3-0 victory at Hércules CF and equal a 50-year-old Liga record by sealing their 15th successive league triumph.

FC Barcelona equalled the Liga record of 15 consecutive victories set by Real Madrid CF in 1960/61 with a 3-0 triumph away to Hércules CF.

The Alicante club are the only team to have beaten the leaders in the league this season, their 2-0 success at the Camp Nou on 11 September being the last time Barcelona failed to win a top-flight game. History never looked like repeating itself, though. Pedro Rodríguez (43) opening the scoring but it was only after substitute Javier Farinós (85) was dismissed that the visitors made the points safe with two goals from Lionel Messi.

Real Sporting de Gijón were the biggest winners of the day, putting four points between themselves and the relegation zone by condemning RCD Mallorca to a 4-0 home reverse. UD Levante, meanwhile, moved off the foot of the table thanks to a 2-0 win against Getafe CF.

Real Zaragoza joined Sporting on 22 points after a 2-1 success at Málaga CF – who are now bottom – and Real Sociedad de Fútbol are up to ninth following a 2-0 defeat of another struggler, UD Almería. In the late fixture, RC Deportivo La Coruña surrendered a two-goal lead and then fought back to restore parity in a 3-3 draw with nine-man Sevilla FC.

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

29/01/2011

DeportivoDeportivo3-3SevillaSevilla

Lassad 15, 62, Laure 88

Escudé 74, Negredo 63, 79

Venue: La Coruna

29/01/2011

HérculesHércules0-3BarcelonaBarcelona

Pedro Rodríguez 43, Messi 87, 89

Venue: Alicante

29/01/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-0AlmeríaAlmería

Ansotegi 45, Tamudo 78

Venue: San Sebastian

29/01/2011

MálagaMálaga1-2ZaragozaZaragoza

Duda 16

Bertolo 40, Sinama Pongolle 87

Venue: Malaga

29/01/2011

MallorcaMallorca0-4Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Diego Castro 3, García Martínez 61 (o.g.), André Castro 67, Novo 87

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

29/01/2011

LevanteLevante2-0GetafeGetafe

Valdo 47, Caicedo 54

Venue: Valencia

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