La Liga: Messi & Zlatan score (again) in Barca win at Racing; Sevilla sink Mallorca to win three on the spin

Racing Santander 1 – Barcelona 4 (La Liga, September 22, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Zlatan’s superb start to life at Barca continued in Santander as the Swede headed home the opener after 20 minutes. Three minutes later Leo Messi opened up the smallest gap in the home defence which was enough to guide a curler into the far corner. Gerard Pique completed a devastating seven minute spell for Barca notching number three from a corner. Just after the hour mark Leo Messi scored a spellbindingly good goal, drifting in from the left before cracking a beauty into the top corner. A solo stunner from Serrano gave the home fans something to smile about.

Sevilla 2 – Mallorca 0 (La Liga, September 22, 2009) Sevilla took a 16th minute lead against Mallorca, a Renato corner was swung in from the right and after Escuade had headed the ball goalwards Sebastien Squillaci steered a header past Aouate in the Islanders’ goal. The hosts doubled their lead midway through the half as young Argentine forward Diego Perotti headed in number two from a yard out after Navas had dinked a cute ball to the back post.