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Messi at the double as Barcelona master Mallorca

Published: Sunday 11 November 2012, 22.45CET
Lionel Messi hit a double as FC Barcelona made it ten wins from 11 Liga outings in a 4-2 success at RCD Mallorca, and second-placed Club Atlético de Madrid also triumphed.
Messi at the double as Barcelona master Mallorca
Lionel Messi celebrates his first goal with Cesc Fàbregas and Xavi Hernández ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 11 November 2012, 22.45CET

Messi at the double as Barcelona master Mallorca

Lionel Messi hit a double as FC Barcelona made it ten wins from 11 Liga outings in a 4-2 success at RCD Mallorca, and second-placed Club Atlético de Madrid also triumphed.

Lionel Messi struck twice to help FC Barcelona complete a 4-2 victory at RCD Mallorca for their tenth win in 11 Liga outings.

Xavi Hernández put the visitors ahead after 28 minutes and Messi doubled their advantage close to half-time, notching his 75th goal for club and country in 2012 – equalling the tally reached by Pelé in 1958. Cristian Tello grabbed Barça's third seconds later, and after Michael Pereira and Victor Casadesus reduced the deficit for Mallorca, Messi moved ahead of Pelé's haul with his second of the game. He now lies nine goals shy of Gerd Müller's record from 1972.

Club Atlético de Madrid kept themselves three points behind the leaders by seeing off Getafe CF later in the evening, with Adrián López and Arda Turan grabbing their goals in the first half. Meanwhile, Real Madrid CF remain five points further back after Álvaro Morata headed them to a 2-1 victory at Levante UD. Ángel had cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half volley before the substitute won it with six minutes remaining.

Eighth-placed Real Valladolid CF kept themselves one spot above Valencia CF courtesy of a 1-1 draw at home against Los Che. Víctor Pérez Alonso hit a second-half penalty for the hosts after Aly Cissokho – who scored Valencia's opener – was sent off for impeding Omar Ramos. Also on Sunday, ten-man Athletic Club defeated Sevilla FC 2-1.

Last updated: 12/11/12 1.20CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 11/07/2013 18:24 CET

11/11/2012

LevanteLevante1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Ángel 62

Ronaldo 21, Morata 84

Venue: Valencia

11/11/2012

AtléticoAtlético2-0GetafeGetafe

Adrián López 24, Arda Turan 43

Venue: Madrid

11/11/2012

MallorcaMallorca2-4BarcelonaBarcelona

Pereira 55, Victor Casadesus 58 (P)

Xavi Hernández 28, Messi 44, 70, Tello 45

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

11/11/2012

AthleticAthletic2-1SevillaSevilla

De Marcos 27, Susaeta 45+1

Negredo 78 (P)

Venue: Bilbao

11/11/2012

ValladolidValladolid1-1ValenciaValencia

Pérez Alonso 65 (P)

Cissokho 15

Venue: Valladolid

10/11/2012

MálagaMálaga1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Saviola 37

Vela 1, Xabier Prieto 59

Venue: Malaga

10/11/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza5-3DeportivoDeportivo

Apoño 27 (P), Montanes 61, Álvaro 66, Hélder Postiga 77, 82

Bruno Gama 13, Riki 21, Bodipo 90+2

Venue: Zaragoza

10/11/2012

EspanyolEspanyol0-3OsasunaOsasuna

Cejudo 22, Kike Sola 63, Omwu 77

Venue: Barcelona

10/11/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-2CeltaCelta

Baptistao 59, Román Triguero 72, Piti 82 (P)

Aspas 12, 34

Venue: Madrid

09/11/2012

BetisBetis1-2GranadaGranada

Rubén 62

Torje 8, Rico Moreno 74

Venue: Sevilla

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