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Milestones for Messi and Xavi in Barcelona win

Published: Sunday 28 October 2012, 0.08CET
Lionel Messi surpassed 300 career goals and Xavi Hernández hit his 50th in the Liga as FC Barcelona won 5-0 at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, after Valencia CF suffered another away defeat.

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Published: Sunday 28 October 2012, 0.08CET

Milestones for Messi and Xavi in Barcelona win

Lionel Messi surpassed 300 career goals and Xavi Hernández hit his 50th in the Liga as FC Barcelona won 5-0 at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, after Valencia CF suffered another away defeat.

FC Barcelona breezed to a 5-0 win at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, a victory shaped by milestone goals for Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernández.

David Villa's fourth strike in seven top-flight appearances, clinically finishing off Cesc Fàbregas' through ball, gave the Blaugrana a half-time advantage. Messi's 300th goal for club and country doubled the lead shortly after the break, before Xavi Hernández made it three with his 50th in the Liga.

Fábregas converted Pedro Rodríguez's cross and Messi rounded Ruben Martínez to complete the scoring as Barça took their points tally to 25 from nine matches.

Valencia CF's struggles on the road show little sign of abating. The Blanquinegros fell to their fourth defeat in five away Liga fixtures this term, this time at Real Betis Balompié. Salva Sevilla scored the only goal inside nine minutes.

Meanwhile, third-placed Málaga CF recorded their tenth clean sheet of the season in all competitions as they were held at RCD Espanyol. RC Celta de Vigo, despite losing Gustavo Cabral to a 51st-minute red card, played out a 1-1 draw with RC Deportivo La Coruña, who remain in the relegation zone.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.08CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:09 CET

28/10/2012

MallorcaMallorca0-5Real MadridReal Madrid

Higuaín 8, 70, Ronaldo 22, 73, José Callejón 90+1

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

28/10/2012

AtléticoAtlético3-1OsasunaOsasuna

Miranda 31, Raúl García 35, Falcao 73

Lamah 43

Venue: Madrid

28/10/2012

AthleticAthletic1-2GetafeGetafe

San José 90+4

Juan Rodríguez 12, Álvaro Vázquez 58

Venue: Bilbao

28/10/2012

LevanteLevante3-1GranadaGranada

Martins 12, 60, Ríos 73

El Arabi 84

Venue: Valencia

28/10/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza2-1SevillaSevilla

Hélder Postiga 36, Săpunaru 45

Medel 70

Venue: Zaragoza

27/10/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-5BarcelonaBarcelona

Villa 20, Messi 48, 89, Xavi Hernández 78, Fàbregas 80

Venue: Madrid

27/10/2012

CeltaCelta1-1DeportivoDeportivo

Bermejo 8

Juan Dominguez 29

Venue: Pontevedra

27/10/2012

BetisBetis1-0ValenciaValencia

Sevilla 9

Venue: Sevilla

27/10/2012

EspanyolEspanyol0-0MálagaMálaga

Venue: Barcelona

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