La Liga review

Barca and Betis march on, Malaga held

October 27, 2012
Barcelona moved clear at the top of La Liga for 24 hours at least with a 5-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano.

David Villa scored the only goal of the first half before Lionel Messi gave Barca a clear advantage three minutes after the break.

That was how it stayed until the final 10 minutes when the floodgates suddenly opened as Xavi and Cesc Fabregas found the target before Messi grabbed his second a minute from the end.

The late goal rush put the focus squarely back ...

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