Barcelona extend La Liga lead with win at Getafe
Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga to five points as goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez gave them a 2-1 away win at Getafe.
Ernesto Valvede’s side came into this game knowing that victory would put them clear at the top of the table after Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid had dropped points earlier in the day, and they delivered on that objective.
Messi opened the scoring after 20 minutes, pouncing on a loose ball to squeeze a finish in at the near post after nutmegging the goalkeeper. Suarez doubled Barcelona’s advantage by angling a stunning volley into the back of the net from the edge of the box.
Getafe gave themselves a lifeline right at the end of the first half, with Jaime Mata finishing from close range, and the home side put up a fight in the second half as they searched for an equaliser. However, Barca saw out the win to affirm their superiority at the top of La Liga.