Xavi & Messi (91st of 2012) steer Barcelona to three points at Valladolid

Valladolid 1 – Barcelona 3 (La Liga, December 22, 2012) (Longer highlightsExtended highlights) Valladolid were denied a penalty when the ball hit Jordi Alba’s hand in the box. At the other end Xavi hit the side netting with a free-kick. Barca took a 42nd minute lead when Xavi slid home Alba’s left sided cross. Barcelona doubled their lead through – who else! – Lionel Messi, as the Argentine wizard nutmegged an opponent en route to goal. A minute from time Javi Guerra swept home a consolation goal for the hosts, before Barca sub Cristian Tello added a late third.

GIF: Xavi’s opener for Barca v Valladolid

GIF: Lionel Messi’s sublime golazo v Valladolid

Incredible Picture: Valladolid had nine men surrounding Lionel Messi before he scored

All the passes for Xavi’s goal v Valladolid.

Jordi Roura press conference post Barcelona’s win over Villadolid (English voice over).


Barcelona B 4 – Girona 4 (Segunda Division, December 22, 2012)