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Barcelona stretch Liga lead with Celta success

Published: Tuesday 29 October 2013, 23.52CET
Cesc Fàbregas had a hand in all the goals as FC Barcelona recorded a 3-0 victory at RC Celta de Vigo to move four points clear of Club Atlético de Madrid at the Liga summit.
Barcelona stretch Liga lead with Celta success
Cesc Fàbregas was key to Barcelona's win against Celta on Tuesday ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 29 October 2013, 23.52CET

Barcelona stretch Liga lead with Celta success

Cesc Fàbregas had a hand in all the goals as FC Barcelona recorded a 3-0 victory at RC Celta de Vigo to move four points clear of Club Atlético de Madrid at the Liga summit.

FC Barcelona are four points clear at the Spanish Liga summit following a 3-0 victory at RC Celta de Vigo on Tuesday night.

Barcelona, who have dropped just two points in 11 games this season, rarely looked threatened against Celta from the moment Alexis Sánchez reacted first to Cesc Fàbregas's parried shot and stroked in the rebound on nine minutes. Gerardo Martino's side doubled their advantage soon after the interval, Fàbregas's powerful effort deflecting in off Celta goalkeeper Yoel having initially struck the crossbar.

The former Arsenal FC captain got in on the act himself six minutes later, racing onto a Lionel Messi through ball before slipping his finish past Yoel. Though the hosts did go close themselves – most notably when Nolito rattled the woodwork from a free-kick – the Azulgrana always appeared comfortable. Barça are four points above second-placed Club Atlético de Madrid and nine ahead of Real Madrid CF after their Clásico triumph at the weekend.

On Friday, Martino's men entertain neighbours RCD Espanyol, who are eighth following their goalless home draw with Málaga CF in the day's only other Spanish top-flight fixture. Madrid are in action on Wednesday, with Atlético playing on Thursday.

Last updated: 30/04/14 12.35CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

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HomeAway
Last updated: 30/10/2013 18:36 CET

29/10/2013

CeltaCelta0-3BarcelonaBarcelona

Alexis Sánchez 9, Yoel 48 (og), Fàbregas 54

Venue: Pontevedra

29/10/2013

EspanyolEspanyol0-0MálagaMálaga

Venue: Barcelona

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