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Landmark Messi strike as Barcelona sink Sevilla

Published: Saturday 17 March 2012, 22.44CET
Lionel Messi scored his 150th Liga goal as FC Barcelona completed a 2-0 success against Sevilla FC on a night when Getafe CF and Granada CF celebrated narrow wins.

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Published: Saturday 17 March 2012, 22.44CET

Landmark Messi strike as Barcelona sink Sevilla

Lionel Messi scored his 150th Liga goal as FC Barcelona completed a 2-0 success against Sevilla FC on a night when Getafe CF and Granada CF celebrated narrow wins.

Lionel Messi plundered his 150th Liga goal as FC Barcelona completed a routine 2-0 victory against Sevilla FC.

The Argentinian international, who has scored 11 goals in his last four matches in all competitions, reached his landmark in style, beating Andrés Palop with a delicious lob on 25 minutes. Xavi Hernández had given the Spanish and European champions the lead on with a free-kick seven minutes earlier and Josep Guardiola's charges held on for a sixth successive Liga victory to move to within seven points of leaders Real Madrid CF, who host Málaga CF on Sunday.

Elsewhere, Iñigo Martínez's own goal nine minutes from time gave Getafe CF a 1-0 success against Real Sociedad de Fútbol while Granada CF arrested a three-match losing streak with a 2-1 triumph against second-from-bottom Real Sporting de Gijón, with Carlos Martins and Guillherme Siqueria on target for the hosts. Real Zaragoza and CA Osasuna drew 1-1. In the late fixture, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid beat Real Betis Balompié 3-0.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.19CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/03/2012 15:15 CET

17/03/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-0BetisBetis

Armenteros 51, Diego Costa 78, Tamudo 90+1

Venue: Madrid

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SevillaSevilla0-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Xavi Hernández 18, Messi 25

Venue: Sevilla

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GetafeGetafe1-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Iñigo Martínez 81 (o.g.)

Venue: Madrid

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ZaragozaZaragoza1-1OsasunaOsasuna

Hélder Postiga 86

Rovérsio 88

Venue: Zaragoza

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GranadaGranada2-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Carlos Martins 3, Siqueira 24

Adrián Colunga 90+2

Venue: Granada

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