Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Barcelona 4 – Getafe 0 (La Liga, April 10, 2012) (Longer highlights & extended highlights.) A curling strike from Alexis Sanchez gave Barca the lead in the 13th minute. The Catalans thought they had doubled their advantage when Xavi sent an effort goalwards, but after a Getafe defender scooped the ball on the line the goal was ruled out. Just after the half hour Alexis Sanchez missed a golden opportunity at the back post when he steered a shot wide. A minute before the break Barca scored a second as a sublime 1-2 between Iniesta and Lionel Messi ended with the Argentine crashing home a fantastic strike for his 199th goal under Pep Guardiola’s charge. Lionel Messi was booked early in the second half for a cheeky handball when trying to head home a third. Barcelona sealed their victory in the 73rd when Alexis Sanchez headed home a cross from Cuenca, and the headers kept flowing two minutes later as Pedro made it 4-nil to the Catalans from Messi’s free-kick.
Individual highlights: Lionel Messi.