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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Football

Barcelona hit a six
AFP
Madrid, February 10, 2013
First Published: 22:25 IST(10/2/2013)
Last Updated: 22:29 IST(10/2/2013)

Barcelona extended their advantage at the top of La Liga to 12 points with an easy 6-1 win over Getafe on Sunday.


The game was over as a contest inside 13 minutes as Alexis Sanchez slotted home from Andres Iniesta's through ball before Lionel Messi fired in his 46th goal of the season.

David Villa and Cristian Tello then added further goals after half-time before Alvaro Vasquez pulled one back for the visitors with a calm finish.

However, Barca continued to pour forward and goals from Iniesta and Gerard Pique in stoppage time gave the scoreline a fairer reflection of their dominance.

In the continued absence of Tito Vilanova through illness, Barca assistant boss Jordi Roura made six changes to the side that started last weekend's 1-1 draw with Valencia.

Bayern on top

Berlin: Their 4-0 win over Schalke 04 left them a record 15-points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and ex-Germany goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand spoke for the league by asking: “Who can still stop Bayern Munich?”

Bayern are sending records tumbling as they cruise towards their 23rd league title.


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