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Messi strikes again as Barcelona beat Racing

Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 20.36CET
Lionel Messi added two more goals to his five in midweek to reach the half-century mark in all competitions this term as FC Barcelona triumphed 2-0 at Real Racing Club.

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Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 20.36CET

Messi strikes again as Barcelona beat Racing

Lionel Messi added two more goals to his five in midweek to reach the half-century mark in all competitions this term as FC Barcelona triumphed 2-0 at Real Racing Club.

Lionel Messi plundered his 50th goal in all competitions this season as FC Barcelona prevailed 2-0 at Real Racing Club to stay within ten points of Liga leaders Real Madrid CF.

Scorer of a record-breaking five strikes against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, Messi continued his superb campaign with both efforts in Barcelona's win. The Argentina forward slid in a Cesc Fàbregas pass on 29 minutes and added a penalty after the break to also hit the 30-goal mark in the top flight this term.

Third-placed Valencia CF could only draw 2-2 with RCD Mallorca, meanwhile, letting their two-goal lead slip as the visitors mustered a spirited response via Emilio Nsue (57) and Victor Casadesus (66). Valencia had Tino Costa dismissed with six minutes remaining and now lie 16 points shy of Barça.

Elsewhere, RCD Espanyol dismantled Rayo Vallecano de Madrid 5-1, Kalu Uche grabbing a hat-trick, and Club Atlético de Madrid beat Granada CF 2-0. In the late game, CA Osasuna climbed up to sixth by defeating Athletic Club 2-1.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.22CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:55 CET

11/03/2012

OsasunaOsasuna2-1AthleticAthletic

Iturraspe 9 (o.g.), Raúl García 31

Llorente 55

Venue: Pamplona

11/03/2012

RacingRacing0-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Messi 29, 56 (penalty)

Venue: Santander

11/03/2012

ValenciaValencia2-2MallorcaMallorca

Costa 23, Aduriz 42

Nsue 57, Victor Casadesus 66

Venue: Valencia

11/03/2012

EspanyolEspanyol5-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Uche 4, 45, 68, Coutinho 10, 22

Tamudo 54

Venue: Barcelona

11/03/2012

AtléticoAtlético2-0GranadaGranada

Miranda 38, Falcao 90+1

Venue: Madrid

10/03/2012

BetisBetis2-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Molina 10, Jefferson Montero 55

Higuaín 25, Cristiano Ronaldo 52, 73

Venue: Sevilla

10/03/2012

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-0SevillaSevilla

André Castro 32

Venue: Gijon

10/03/2012

MálagaMálaga1-0LevanteLevante

Rondón 51

Venue: Malaga

10/03/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad3-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Agirretxe 18, 40, Vela 22

Venue: San Sebastian

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