FC Barcelona were in rampant form as they downed Athletic Club 5-2 to close within a point of Real Madrid CF, after Valencia CF won and Sevilla FC lost.
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• FC Barcelona return within a point of the Liga summit after a 5-2 win at Athletic Club.
• Lionel Messi buries a deflected free-kick before Luis Suárez makes it 2-0 at half-time.
• Mikel Rico pulls a goal back for Athletic with the first of four efforts in space of seven minutes.
• Hosts concede a Neymar strike and a second Messi goal before scoring through Aritz Aduriz.
• Pedro Rodríguez notches Barça's fifth before Xabier Etxeita is sent off for Athletic.
• Valencia CF move into fourth spot with a 2-1 victory at RCD Espanyol.
• Los Che seal points via a Pablo Piatti strike and own goal from goalkeeper Pau López Sabata.
• Sevilla FC suffer a 2-1 defeat at Getafe CF, slipping behind Valencia and into fifth.
• Álvaro Vázquez's penalty gives the hosts the lead before Grzegorz Krychowiak equalises.
• However, Pedro León strikes with five minutes remaining to clinch victory.
• Míchel scores two goals five minutes apart as UD Almería come from behind to beat Córdoba CF.
• Yesterday, leaders Real Madrid CF lost 4-0 at city rivals Club Atlético de Madrid.