Barcelona widen the gap

November 17, 2008

Barcelona widened the gap at the head of the league after a 2-0 away victory against Recreativo last night, their ninth consecutive league win.

Despite Barcelona’s impressive winning streak, and strong offensive play by Leo Messi in particular, it wasn’t until the second half that the Argentinean broke the deadlock with a goal from a Xavi free kick. The match was put firmly in Barcelona’s hands only a few minutes from the end, when Keita came on in place of Toure Yaya and a pass from Eto’t in the 85th minutes enabled him to put the ball home.

In addition to collecting three points from the match, the weekend was good to Barça. Real Madrid lost against Valladolid on Saturday, the surprise of the weekend, while Valencia were beaten by Sporting Gijon and then on Sunday, Villarreal drew at Malaga. 

 TeamPWDLFAPts
1Barcelona

11

9

1

1

36

8

28

2Villarreal

11

7

4

0

21

11

25

3Valencia

11

7

2

2

25

12

23

4Real Madrid

11

7

2

2

28

17

23

5Sevilla

11

7

2

2

18

8

23

6At. Madrid

11

5

2

4

23

17

17

7Deportivo

11

4

3

4

10

13

15

8Almeria

11

4

3

4

13

17

15

9Gijon

11

5

0

6

19

25

15

10Betis

11

4

2

5

16

14

14

11Malaga

11

4

2

5

15

19

14

12Getafe

11

3

4

4

10

14

13

13Valladolid

11

4

1

6

10

17

13

14Santander

11

3

3

5

11

15

12

15Mallorca

11

3

3

5

12

17

12

16Espanyol

11

3

3

5

10

15

12

17Numancia

11

3

1

7

14

24

10

18Athletic

11

2

3

6

12

20

9

19Huelva

11

1

4

6

5

17

7

20Osasuna

11

0

5

6

3

11

5

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