Match Report: FC Barcelona 3 Rayo Vallecano 1

18 Mar

Two goals from Leo Messi and another from David Villa earned Barça an entertaining 3-1 victory over Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou tonight to retain the 13-point advantage over second placed Real Madrid with just ten games remaining in the 2012/13 season. However, there was a price for the victory as Adriano Correira will now miss the next four to six weeks after tearing a muscle in his right thigh.With Carles Puyol and Xavi out injured and Victor Valdés suspended, Tito Vilanova and Jordi Roura also gave a rest to Dani Alves and Pedro, putting out a starting XI of Pinto, Adriano, Piqué, Mascherano, Alba, Fabregas, Busquets, Iniesta, Alexis, Messi and Villa. Paco Jemez’s Rayo have the third highest rate of possession in La Liga and right from the start they showed ambition to get forward with Trashorras turning in the area but shooting wide after just 44 seconds.

via Match Report: FC Barcelona 3 Rayo Vallecano 1.

via Match Report: FC Barcelona 3 Rayo Vallecano 1.

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