La Liga: Messi at the double as Barca batter Sevilla; Real lose in Bilbao

Barcelona 4 – Sevilla 0 (La Liga, January 16, 2010) Andres Palop kept Barclona at bay in the first half but five minutes after the break was beaten by an og from Julien Escude. Pedro added the second from a glorious assist by Xavi before Lionel Messi added two late on, his 100th goal for the club and then his 101st, to avenge Barcelona’s Copa del Rey exit at the hands of Sevilla.

Athletic Bilbao 1 – Real Madrid 0 (La Liga, January 16, 2010) Real Madrid fell behind after two minutes in Bilbao, the Los Blancos defence disappeared defending a corner and Fernando Llorente had a free header in the six yard box. (First half highlights here.)

Osasuna 2 – Espanyol 0 (La Liga, January 16, 2010) Early goals from Juanfran and Walter Pandiani sealed the win for the home side.