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Messi hits 40-mark as Barcelona bounce back

Published: Sunday 10 March 2013
Lionel Messi scored his 40th Liga goal of the campaign as FC Barcelona recovered from back-to-back Clásico defeats with a win against RC Deportivo La Coruña at Camp Nou.

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Published: Sunday 10 March 2013

Messi hits 40-mark as Barcelona bounce back

Lionel Messi scored his 40th Liga goal of the campaign as FC Barcelona recovered from back-to-back Clásico defeats with a win against RC Deportivo La Coruña at Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona recovered from back-to-back Clásico defeats with a Liga triumph over bottom-placed RC Deportivo La Coruña at Camp Nou. 

After succumbing to Real Madrid CF in both the Copa del Rey and the Liga in the last fortnight, the Blaugrana bounced back with a routine win. However, although the hosts were rarely troubled, theirs was far from a vintage display. Indeed only an Alexis Sánchez header separated the teams until the final minutes, when substitute Lionel Messi struck his 40th Liga goal of the season – playing a quick one-two before clipping over the goalkeeper.

Barcelona's fellow UEFA Champions League last 16 contenders Málaga CF were held to a 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid CF, meaning they have recorded just eight wins in their last 26 in all competitions. Martín Demichelis headed in Lucas Piazón's cross to give the visitors an early lead, but Manucho levelled before the interval with a near-identical goal. 

Elsewhere, Piti fired his 11th goal of the season as Rayo Vallecano de Madrid triumphed 2-0 at home against RCD Espanyol, while an Alejandro Alfonso double helped RCD Mallorca overcome Sevilla FC 2-1, despite Javier Márquez's late red card.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.24CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:11 CET

10/03/2013

AtléticoAtlético0-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Xabier Prieto 53

Venue: Madrid

10/03/2013

CeltaCelta1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Aspas 63

Ronaldo 61, 72 (P)

Venue: Pontevedra

10/03/2013

LevanteLevante0-0GetafeGetafe

Venue: Valencia

10/03/2013

AthleticAthletic1-0ValenciaValencia

Muniain 79

Venue: Bilbao

09/03/2013

MallorcaMallorca2-1SevillaSevilla

Alfaro 16, 66

Negredo 61

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

09/03/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0DeportivoDeportivo

Alexis Sánchez 38, Messi 88

Venue: Barcelona

09/03/2013

ValladolidValladolid1-1MálagaMálaga

Manucho 41

Demichelis 8

Venue: Valladolid

09/03/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-0EspanyolEspanyol

Domínguez 9, Piti 77

Venue: Madrid

08/03/2013

BetisBetis2-1OsasunaOsasuna

Molina 19, Rubén 79

Silva 73

Venue: Sevilla

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