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Granada pay the penalty as Barça run goes on

Published: Saturday 23 November 2013, 23.00CET
Two first-half penalties sent Liga leaders FC Barcelona on their way to a routine win against mid-table Granada CF, while Club Atlético de Madrid stay second after a 7-0 triumph.
Granada pay the penalty as Barça run goes on
Barcelona celebrate after Cesc Fàbregas's penalty gave them a 2-0 lead ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 23 November 2013, 23.00CET

Granada pay the penalty as Barça run goes on

Two first-half penalties sent Liga leaders FC Barcelona on their way to a routine win against mid-table Granada CF, while Club Atlético de Madrid stay second after a 7-0 triumph.

Spanish Liga leaders FC Barcelona extended their unbeaten run with a comfortable 4-0 victory against mid-table Granada CF, who finished the contest with ten men.

If visiting Granada were already up against it, they did themselves no favours by conceding two penalties before half-time – Andrés Iniesta converting the first on 20 minutes and Cesc Fàbregas following suit towards the end of the first period.

The guests' situation worsened when Manuel Iturra was dismissed after receiving a second yellow card on 66 minutes. Alexis Sánchez clipped in a third to kill the game off five minutes later, and Pedro Rodríguez slid in at the back post to round off the scoring.

It is as you were at the Liga summit, with the Azulgrana three points ahead of Club Atlético de Madrid. The capital side fully exploited the 42nd-minute dismissal of Getafe CF's Juan Valera, going on to secure an impressive 7-0 triumph. David Villa and Raúl García both found the net twice, with Diego Costa also on the mark with his 14th league effort of the season.

Still three points adrift of Diego Simeone's side are Real Madrid CF, who were 5-0 victors over struggling UD Almería. The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring three minutes in, with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Isco and Álvaro Morata all getting in on the act. In the day's other game, Carlos Vela scored all four goals as Real Sociedad de Fútbol came from 3-1 down to win 4-3 against RC Celta de Vigo.

Last updated: 24/11/13 0.04CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/11/2013 23:54 CET

23/11/2013

AtléticoAtlético7-0GetafeGetafe

Raúl García 26, 52, Lopo 37 (og), Villa 49, 78, Diego Costa 69, Adrián López 90+3

Venue: Madrid

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AlmeríaAlmería0-5Real MadridReal Madrid

Ronaldo 3, Benzema 61, Bale 72, Isco 75, Morata 81

Venue: Almeria

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad4-3CeltaCelta

Vela 6, 61, 78, 81

Rafinha 23, 56, López Sánchez 28

Venue: San Sebastian

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BarcelonaBarcelona4-0GranadaGranada

Iniesta 20 (P), Fàbregas 40 (P), Alexis Sánchez 71, Pedro Rodríguez 90

Venue: Barcelona

22/11/2013

ValladolidValladolid0-1OsasunaOsasuna

Oier 84

Venue: Valladolid

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