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Barcelona stretch lead to five points

BARCELONA: Brilliant strikes from Lionel Messi (20th min) and Luis Suarez (39th) gave Barcelona a hard-fought 2-1 win over Getafe, to stretch their lead at the top of the La Liga table to five points.

Jaime Mata pulled one back in the 43rd for Getafe, whose attacking threat faded towards the last 20-odd minutes, but they were at the very worst competitive against a Barca team with Messi as otherworldly as ever.

Barca could well be about three or four ahead, but at the same time Getafe might feel they deserve to be level.

They’ve had a goal disallowed touch and go fashion, plus have attacked to a sensible degree, but just haven’t been able to keep out some absolute brilliance from Barcelona’s usual suspects.


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