Lionel Messi moves onto 301 great goals as Barcelona rout Rayo 5-0

Rayo Vallecano 0 – Barcelona 5 (La Liga, October 27, 2012) (Longer highlights & Extended highlights.) Barcelona took the lead in the 20th minute when Cesc threaded a pass through to David Villa and the striker clinically finished. Barca doubled their lead early in the second half when Lionel Messi slammed in a second from the edge of the D. Rayo conceded a third in the 77th when a Jordi Alba cutback was converted by Xavi. Minutes later Barca were 4-up courtesy of a Cesc Fabregas volley at the back post. In the final minutes Lionel Messi rounded the keeper to score a fifth for Barca.

Individual highlights: Xavi & Lionel Messi.

GIF: David Villa scores for Barca (Cesc assist) v Rayo

GIF: Lionel Messi’s 300th career goal

Picture: Lionel Messi celebrates his 300th career goal for club & country.

Tito Vilanova happy with 25 from a possible 27 points.

David Villa: “I’m delighted with the goal and with starting”.