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Imperious Barcelona hit Getafe for six

Published: Sunday 10 February 2013, 23.10CET
Andrés Iniesta made two and scored another as FC Barcelona swept aside Getafe CF 6-1 to steal a march on pursuers Club Atlético de Madrid, who fell at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

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Published: Sunday 10 February 2013, 23.10CET

Imperious Barcelona hit Getafe for six

Andrés Iniesta made two and scored another as FC Barcelona swept aside Getafe CF 6-1 to steal a march on pursuers Club Atlético de Madrid, who fell at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

FC Barcelona sent out an ominous message ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 by dispatching Getafe CF 6-1 at Camp Nou to open up a 12-point lead at the Liga summit.

The contest was just six minutes old when Andrés Iniesta's visionary pass found Alexis Sánchez, who slotted in his first league goal of the season. The Spanish schemer was pulling the strings seven minutes later, his delicate touch freeing midfielder Thiago Alcántara, who allowed Lionel Messi to make it two.

The home side refused to relent after the restart as David Villa rounded off another move, before a trademark run by Messi 11 minutes from time resulted in Christian Tello arrowing a shot inside the far post. Álvaro Vázquez's consolation did little to stem the Barcelona flow and they promptly made it five courtesy of Iniesta. Gerard Piqué completed the scoring with a close-range finish.

Second-placed Club Atlético de Madrid were unable to respond in the evening game, as they fell 2-1 at Rayo Vallecano de Madrid. Alhassane Bangoura and Leonardo Carrilho Baptistao did the damage for the hosts in the first half, leaving Diego Simeone's side winless in five away from home in the league. Elsewhere, Athletic Club were humbled 4-0 at home to RCD Espanyol, who made it four wins from five Liga outings, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol climbed up to seventh with a 2-1 success at ten-man Real Zaragoza.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.49CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 12/02/2013 09:34 CET

10/02/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-1AtléticoAtlético

Bangoura 3, Carrilho Baptistao 32

Falcao 90+5

Venue: Madrid

10/02/2013

AthleticAthletic0-4EspanyolEspanyol

Moreno 28, Víctor Sánchez 57, Stuani 58, Verdú 75

Venue: Bilbao

10/02/2013

ZaragozaZaragoza1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Apoño 90+2 (P)

Griezmann 11, Agirretxe 32

Venue: Zaragoza

10/02/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona6-1GetafeGetafe

Alexis Sánchez 6, Messi 13, Villa 58, Tello 79, Iniesta 90, Piqué 90+2

Álvaro Vázquez 83

Venue: Barcelona

09/02/2013

DeportivoDeportivo0-3GranadaGranada

Marchena 45+1 (o.g.), Ighalo 51, Siqueira 90+6 (P)

Venue: La Coruna

09/02/2013

Real MadridReal Madrid4-1SevillaSevilla

Benzema 18, Ronaldo 26, 46, 59

Manu 87

Venue: Madrid

09/02/2013

LevanteLevante1-2MálagaMálaga

Barkero 27 (P)

Isco 36 (P), 46

Venue: Valencia

09/02/2013

CeltaCelta0-1ValenciaValencia

Valdez 90+3

Venue: Pontevedra

09/02/2013

MallorcaMallorca1-1OsasunaOsasuna

Geromel 90+2

Lolo 77

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

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