Mallorca 0 – Barcelona 2 (La Liga, March 24, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Barca took the lead on 25 as
Alexis Sanchez headed home a Lionel Messi free-kick a Lionel Messi free-kick evaded everyone – with the goal scorer only confirmed at half-time. Alexis Sanchez also hit the bar with a fine effort after the half hour. On 57, Barcelona’s 1-0 lead looked a lot more precarious when Thiago Alcantara was sent off for two bookable offences, the second what appeared to be a harsh yellow for a handball. With 11 minutes to go Gerard Pique calmed any nerves with the second after Lionel Messi had hit the post.