FC Barcelona - Athletic Bilbao 5-1


FC Barcelona strengthened their position at the top of La Liga with a stunning performance against Athletic Bilbao. With Lionel Messi on fire, Barca easily dominated the match and helped his fellow Basque players pull off a well-earned 5-1 win. The Argentine superstar scored two goals himself and is now one goal away from breaking Gerd Müllers record. The 25-year-old- Argentine has produced 84 goals in the calendar year of 2012 and he now has five official matches left to match or break Gerd Müllers record.

The match had already been decided by the end of the first half. With Goals scored by Gerard Piqué, Adriano and Messi it was already 3-0 in the Nou Camp stadium. Athletic Bilbao, losing finalist of the Europe League, managed to score a goal a consolation goal with the assistance of Ibai Gomez. Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi then scored the final goals.

The Catalan team now has forty points out of fourteen matches, which put them six points ahead of Atletico Madrid and provides them with an even wider gap in comparison with Real Madrid.