Camp Nou

Next Game

Barcelona v Celta Vigo

Saturday, 01 November 2014, 19:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

Santiago Bernabeu

Last Game

R Madrid 3 - 1 Barcelona

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 17:00

Spanish Primera BBVA

Barca and Real turn on style

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo produced superb performances once again as Barcelona thrashed Osasuna 5-1 and Real Madrid demolished Getafe 4-0.

Last Updated: 27/01/13 at 22:24 Post Comment

Lionel Messi: Netted four times as Barcelona overcame Osasuna

Lionel Messi: Netted four times as Barcelona overcame Osasuna

Messi and Ronaldo will go head to head in the Copa del Rey in midweek and they warmed up for the latest El Clasico in style on Sunday night.

Argentine superstar Messi scored four times as Barcelona bounced back from their first Primera Liga defeat of the season to re-establish their dominance at the top of the table.

Messi netted twice in each half, his second a penalty, while Pedro was also on target for the Catalans.

Raoul Loe briefly levelled for Osasuna before Alejandro Arribas' sending-off after 27 minutes made their task an almost impossible one.

Ronaldo grabbed a second-half hat-trick to help Real keep up their pursuit of second place, after Sergio Ramos had opened the scoring for Getafe.

The Portuguese forward showed all his class for his first goal as he cut inside and tucked home a low finish, while he then added a simple header and a penalty.

Atletico Madrid are now just four points clear of Real in second after Athletic Bilbao gained some measure of revenge for last season's Europa League final as they ran out 3-0 winners at San Mames.

Both Thibaut Courtois and Gorka Iraizoz had produced remarkable saves from Markel Susaeta and Emre respectively to keep the scores level at half-time, but the hosts were in front within five minutes of the restart as Mikel San Jose nodded home from Susaeta's corner.

Susaeta then finished the game as a contest with a neat finish from Ander Herrera's through ball 13 minutes from time and Oscar de Marcos rounded off a fine night for the hosts when he stroked home Aritz Aduriz's cross at the end of a flowing counter-attack seven minutes later.

Malaga bounced back to winning ways with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over relegation-threatened Real Mallorca despite playing the final 18 minutes with a man less.

Early goals from Javier Saviola and Isco put Malaga in charge and Nacho Monreal restored the visiting side's two-goal lead in the second half after Victor Casadesus had pulled a goal back for the hosts.

However, from a position of strength Malaga found themselves under serious pressure after conceding a second Mallorca goal to Giovani dos Santos in the 71st minute and then losing Martin Demichelis to a red card 60 seconds later.

Rayo Vallecano moved to within a point of the Primera Division's top four with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Real Betis at Vallecas.

A fourth-minute penalty from Piti got the hosts off to a flying start and they might have been even further ahead by the break had Roberto Trashorras not seen a fine effort come back off a post.

Andrija Delibasic would eventually double Rayo's advantage, heading home Jose Casado's cross at the end of a wonderful team move midway through the second-half, and Jose Carlos rounded off the scoring with a neat finish eight minutes from time.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e might be on a hiding to nothing, but I cannae feel any sympathy- You want to know why? Shakira. That's why.

hairpolice
Pique Taking Blame Burden Again...

A

nd this season must feel like one long sigh at the Emirates . Yep, exactly that. Except for Alexis Sanchez, he's ace.

cheshire-gooner
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

H

ey! At least put our first clean sheet in a gazillion years in the winners section. Curse you F365 *shakes fist*

fouloleron
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

Footer 365

Premier League: Harry Redknapp questions Rio Ferdinand's ban as QPR get set to appeal

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has questioned Rio Ferdinand’s ban by the FA and says the club will discuss an appeal.

Premier League: Swansea's Federico Fernandez avoids three-match ban after successful appeal

Swansea have successfully appealed the straight red card issued to Federico Fernandez against Liverpool this week.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon says he would 'relish the chance' to play Rangers

Craig Gordon says he would relish the chance to play Rangers if the clubs were paired in the Scottish League Cup semis.

Mail Box

'Pride' Didn't Stop Wenger Signing Flamini

Arsene Wenger's 'pride' in signings is quite rightly pulled apart. We also have a stupidly long email on going back, and one Mailboxer whooping about the FA Cup first round...

Wenger Kept His Pride By Turning Down Cesc

What message would it have sent if Wenger had allowed those that walked out to stroll back in? Plus, why Pochettino needs to adapt and the folly of limiting yourself...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property