Barcelona vs. Athletic Club  5 - 1

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +2 Ander Herrera gets yellow.
90' Well there nearly is a goal! Pique does brilliantly to burst out of defence and pass the ball to Messi. The Argentine picks out Pedro who launches a cross to the back post for Pique who takes the ball down and clips inside for Messi who heads over the bar!
88' Barca just sitting back and allowing Athletic to pass the ball around. I doubt we'll see any more goals in this as the tempo is very slow. Lionel will have to wait until next time to claim his record.
86' Llorente picks up Borka Ekiza down the right-hand side and looks to receive the return pass inside the box but Victor Valdes comes out to commandingly claim possession.
84' Just over from Xavi!!! Messi glides forward again and plays the ball into the feet of Pedro who lays the ball off for the Barcelona captain who drives a shot towards the top corner. However, it goes just over the bar.
82' A low tempo end to the match. It was won a long time ago and Athletic looks as if they just want to see the final whistle. And no wonder, they have took a pasting tonight.
80' Llorente picks up possession on the halfway line and launches a counterattack. He collides heavily with Mascherano and does not join the attack. He is not moving well at all now.
78' 10 minutes for Lionel Messi to break the record by earning his hat-trick goal. You wouldn't bet against him, would you?
76' Xavi looks to thread a pass down the left for Pedro but a fantastic interception from San Jose clears the ball out for a corner kick. That would have been some pass had it hit it's mark.
75' A. Song enters the game and replaces Busquets.
And another one from Tito Vilanova. Alex Song is introduced to the action in place of Sergio Busquets.

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +75 100
2 38 +61 85
3 38 +34 76
4 38 +21 66
5 38 +13 65
6 38 +3 57
7 38 +1 56
8 38 -16 53
9 38 +4 50
10 38 -14 47
11 38 -17 46
12 38 -21 45
13 38 -9 44
14 38 -9 43
15 38 -17 42
16 38 -17 39
17 38 -15 37
18 38 -29 36
19 38 -23 35
20 38 -25 34