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Barcelona sustain immaculate away record

Published: Sunday 13 January 2013, 22.56CET
Liga leaders FC Barcelona preserved their perfect away record with a commanding 3-1 win at Málaga CF, on a night when Club Atlético de Madrid eased past Real Zaragoza 2-0.

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Published: Sunday 13 January 2013, 22.56CET

Barcelona sustain immaculate away record

Liga leaders FC Barcelona preserved their perfect away record with a commanding 3-1 win at Málaga CF, on a night when Club Atlético de Madrid eased past Real Zaragoza 2-0.

FC Barcelona condemned Málaga CF to a 3-1 defeat to maintain their 11-point lead at the top of the Liga standings after second-placed Club Atlético de Madrid prevailed 2-0 at home to Real Zaragoza.

Málaga's meticulous defensive work was finally undone after 27 minutes when Ignacio Camacho's under-hit back pass was seized upon by Lionel Messi, who rounded goalkeeper Willy and slotted in. The breakthrough prompted a long spell of dominance from Tito Vilanova's side and they extended their lead shortly after the break courtesy of Cesc Fàbregas's clinical finish.

Thiago Alcántara concluded a mazy run by sweeping the ball past Willy eight minutes from time, before Diego Buonanotte's sublime free-kick earned Málaga a consolation. As for Atlético, they moved seven points clear of third-placed Real Madrid CF following their win against Zaragoza. Tiago turned in Gabi's corner after 31 minutes, before Falcao completed the formalities from the spot seven minutes later.

Real Betis Balompié eased past Levante UD 2-0 to jump ahead of Málaga into fourth, while RC Deportivo La Coruña – who had Evaldo sent off – held Real Sociedad de Fútbol to a 1-1 draw.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.16CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 29/01/2013 20:55 CET

13/01/2013

MálagaMálaga1-3BarcelonaBarcelona

Buonanotte 89

Messi 27, Fàbregas 50, Thiago Alcántara 82

Venue: Malaga

13/01/2013

AtléticoAtlético2-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Tiago 31, Falcao 38 (P)

Venue: Madrid

13/01/2013

Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-1DeportivoDeportivo

Vela 45

Pizzi 27

Venue: San Sebastian

13/01/2013

BetisBetis2-0LevanteLevante

Campbell 7, Rubén 63

Venue: Sevilla

12/01/2013

ValenciaValencia2-0SevillaSevilla

Soldado 50, 88

Venue: Valencia

12/01/2013

OsasunaOsasuna0-0Real MadridReal Madrid

Venue: Pamplona

12/01/2013

EspanyolEspanyol1-0CeltaCelta

Sergio García 23

Venue: Barcelona

12/01/2013

ValladolidValladolid3-1MallorcaMallorca

Ebert 21, 90+3, Óscar González 88

Victor Casadesus 38

Venue: Valladolid

11/01/2013

AthleticAthletic1-2Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

San José 77

Bangoura 48, Piti 65 (P)

Venue: Bilbao

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