Messi (2) reaches 60 goals this season for club & country as Barca sink Rayo 3-1

Barcelona 3 – Rayo Vallecano 1 (La Liga, March 17, 2013) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Lionel Messi struck the woodwork after seven minutes. Barca broke the deadlock in the 25th minute when Messi teed up David Villa for his second in two matches. Barca went 2-up in the 40th minute when Lionel Messi scored for his 18th straight game. The match was put to bed when Lionel Messi ran through the Rayo defence to slot home his second of the game. Raul Tamudo got Rayo on the board with 20 minutes remaining.

Dani Alves shows off his new blonde haircut v Rayo.

GIF: Lionel Messi tees up David Villa’s goal v Rayo.

GIF: Lionel Messi scores in his 18th consecutive game v Rayo.

GIF: Lionel Messi scores another amazing goal v Rayo.