Barcelona goes 11 points clear at the top of La Liga table after Atletico Madrid 1-1 draw with Girona and Valencia lose to Las Palmas.

Barcelona had to wait until the second half to open the scoring in the 59th minute after Suarez set up Rakitic with an exquisite through ball, Lionel Messi scored the second goal of the game just five minutes after Rakitic had put the Catalan on the lead, 69th minute goal by Luis Suarez ended the hope of  the home team coming back to the game.

Messi added his second of the night after dribbling past two Betis defenders, he also assisted Suarez to score the last goal of the night and his 100th goal in Spain’s top flight.

Lionel Messi was class apart in the second half of the game, he tormented Betis defenders at will, he is the only player to score 25+goals in each of the last 10 seasons in all competition.

The win tonight gives  Barcelona a firmer grip on La Liga title race and the 14th game without defeat against Betis.


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