Spanish La Liga
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Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Lionel Messi's second goal took him to 49 for the season
Lionel Messi's second goal took him to 49 for the season

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar took their combined seasonal tally to over 100 goals as Barcelona piled the pressure on title rivals Real Madrid by thrashing Getafe at the Nou Camp.

The visitors fell behind early on to Messi's cheeky chipped penalty.

Suarez's volley, a precise finish from Neymar and Xavi's curler - in the space of five minutes - put Barca in command.

Suarez thumped home to make it 5-0 at half-time, before Messi's dink as Barca moved five points clear in La Liga.

Second-placed Madrid have the opportunity to reduce that deficit back to two points - with four matches left - when they host relegation-threatened Almeria at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Spanish title race - remaining fixtures
BarcelonaReal Madrid
29 April-Almeria (H)
2 MayCordoba (A)Sevilla (A)
9 MayReal Sociedad (H)Valencia (H)
16/17 MayAtletico Madrid (A)Espanyol (A)
23/24 MayDeportivo (H)Getafe (H)

Barcelona's comfortable victory against mid-table Getafe stretched their unbeaten run to 15 matches, winning 14 and drawing one, in all competitions.

And the Catalan club, who are also in the Champions League semi-finals and Copa del Rey final, know if they can manage to win their last four La Liga matches then they will regain the title from last season's surprise winners Atletico Madrid.

However, even one draw could be enough to hand the trophy to arch-rivals Real, who would win their first Liga since 2012 if the teams finish level on points.

Spanish teams who finish level on points are separated by their head-to-head record - not goal difference - and Madrid have the superior record this season.

Carlo Ancelotti's side won 3-1 at the Bernabeu in October while Barca triumphed 2-1 at the Nou Camp last month.

Barcelona

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 22Alves da SilvaSubstituted forMontoyaat 68'minutes
  • 15Bartra
  • 24Mathieu
  • 21Correia
  • 12Rafinha
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forRoberto Carnicerat 45'minutes
  • 6HernándezSubstituted forPedroat 59'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Montoya
  • 4Rakitic
  • 7Pedro
  • 8Iniesta
  • 14Mascherano
  • 20Roberto Carnicer

Getafe

  • 25Guaita
  • 12Arroyo
  • 4Velázquez Maldonado
  • 2Ruano Delgado
  • 3Lago
  • 8Lacen
  • 22Rodríguez VillamuelaSubstituted forFelip Selmaat 65'minutes
  • 14Sánchez GilSubstituted forEscuderoat 76'minutes
  • 23Hinestroza
  • 32Buendía Stati
  • 15Babacar DiawaraSubstituted forLópez Álvarezat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1López Pérez
  • 5Gomes Pereira
  • 18Escudero
  • 26López Álvarez
  • 27Martín Vigaray
  • 28Astray
  • 36Felip Selma
Referee:
David Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
65,356

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamGetafe
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 6, Getafe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 6, Getafe 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Getafe. Sergio Escudero tries a through ball, but Fredy Hinestroza is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Rafinha.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Martín Montoya (Barcelona).

  6. Post update

    Emi (Getafe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sergio Escudero (Getafe) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Mehdi Lacen.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc Bartra (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sergi Roberto with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Vicente Guaita.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Escudero (Getafe).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Jeremy Mathieu.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

  15. Post update

    Emi (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Getafe. Vicente Guaita tries a through ball, but Ivi is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Barcelona. Rafinha tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Sergio Escudero replaces Pedro León.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Roberto Lago.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Vicente Guaita.