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Summary

  1. Barca five points clear of Madrid
  2. Second-placed Real play on Wednesday

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By Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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He didn't quite manage to nick the matchball, but Lionel Messi has already got plenty of them stored in his room of momentos. It was an easy night for the Barcelona talisman - and his colleagues - as they thumped Getafe to pile the pressure back on title rivals Real Madrid. Make sure you join us tomorrow to see if Los Merengues can hit back. Adios!

Race for the title

Spanish La Liga

Real Madrid's remaining Liga fixtures:

29 April: Almeria (H)

2 May: Sevilla (A)

9 May: Valencia (H)

16 May: Espanyol (A)

23 May: Getafe (H)

Race for the title

Spanish La Liga

Barcelona's remaining Liga fixtures:

2 May: Cordoba (A)

9 May: Real Sociedad (H)

16 May: Atletico Madrid (A)

23 May: Deportivo (H)

Race for the title

Spanish La Liga

Barcelona know they will regain the Spanish title if they can win each of their remaining four games. Easy, huh? If only. But they also know that even drawing one match could prove costly if Madrid don't drop any points in their remaining five matches.

Remember - Spanish teams who finish level points are separated by their head-to-head record not goal difference. And Madrid edge the two El Clasico fixtures this season.

As its stands table

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

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FULL-TIME

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Over to you Real Madrid. Barcelona move five points of their arch-rivals with that cakewalk, but Madrid have their chance to respond when they host Almeria tomorrow.

FULL-TIME

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr celebrate
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Only 49 seconds of added time are played before referee David Fernandez Borbalan decides to call it a day. Easy win for Barcelona!

INJURY TIME

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

About to enter injury-time - Getafe are desperate to hear that final whistle go. All they want is a hot shower and a nap on the coach back to Madrid now. One more minute of misery to endure....

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Getafe win a free-kick about 35 yards from the Barca goal. Time for a consolation? Not yet. The inswinging set-piece is booted clear by Adriano for a corner.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Barcelona stroke the ball around with ease as they run down the clock. Is there time for a seventh? Lionel Messi drives forward in search of his third, but the Getafe defence holds firm to crowd him out just outside their area.

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DMaxLan: La Liga is so dull with the Barca-Real Madrid duopoly. Look at their goal differences in the table, not points. Tells the tale.

FINAL FIVE

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Five minutes left for Getafe to score six goals and nab a point. Believe.

GREAT SAVE!

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Lionel Messi stands over a free-kick on the edge of the Getafe penalty area. The Nou Camp holds its breath. The Getafe wall shuffle uncomfortably. The Barca hero clips a curling effort over the wall, trying to tuck the ball inside the left-hand post. But Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita flings himself across to tip around the post.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Now here's an away chance. Getafe have a man waiting in the middle to receive a cross from the left, but Barca centre-back Jeremy Mathieu steps in to cut out the ball.

TEN TO GO

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Barca, unsurprisingly, have taken their foot off the gas a touch, but equally Getafe have pulled their finger out to show some fight. Not much but a little. The away side enjoy a few touches of the ball in the Barca half, but don't look like forging an opportunity.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Barcelona have not scored for over half an hour now. Not good enough.

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Masnovita: Premier vs Liga? Spanish Liga has three teams in semi-final of champions league, How many Premier League?

SUBSTITUTION

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Another Getafe substitution as defender Sergio Escudero enters the action. Just think of the appearance bonus mate - that's the only positive to take.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

With a 6-0 lead you'd expect Barca to show some mercy on their poor visitors. Not a chance. Whistles ring around the Nou Camp as Lionel Messi goes tumbling just inside the Getafe box - the Argentine is adamant he should be given a penalty. Now that's just greedy...

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Anon: Barcelona to win La liga, Champions League, Copa Del Rey, French Open and the general election. That's how good they are.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

I didn't expect to be writing this - Getafe almost pull a goal back! A low shot across goal from Fredy Hinestroza spins past Barca keeper Claudio Bravo, who recovers to scoop up the ball.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Now Luis Suarez decides he wants that matchball. Moments after laying off for Neymar he goes alone, firing a low shot straight at away keeper Vicente Guaita.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

The Barcelona players are running into each other now as they try to enter seventh heaven. Luis Suarez, unselfishly, tries to lay off to Neymar but there is not enough space for the Brazilian to get away a clean strike.

SUBSTITUTION

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Barca boss Luis Enrique decides to make another tactical switch, deciding to save the legs of right-back Dani Alves ahead of some important La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey matches. The Brazil international is also given a standing ovation, high-fiving his replacement Martin Montoya.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Another minute, another Barcelona chance. This time Neymar crosses from the left to the far post where Luis Suarez lies in wait. But the Uruguayan, searching for his hat-trick remember, lashes a rising shot over the crossbar.

SUBSTITUTION

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Another Getafe lamb to the slaughter, sorry, substitute bounds on to the Nou Camp pitch. Felip Selma replaces fellow midfielder Rodriguez Villamuela.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

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Luis Enrique strolls up to the Nou Camp touchline, clasping his hand over his mouth as he relays some instructions to Neymar. Wonder what the boss is after? More goals perhaps?

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Colin, Ormskirk: La Liga is an absolute joke, I'm sorry but I never thought I would get bored with games with 5 or more goals but it's getting ridiculous the amount of goals real or barca (Ronaldo or Messi) put past the cannon fodder in this league.

SUBSTITUTION

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Luis Suarez, subbed in the last four matches, looks nervously over to the touchline where Pedro is waiting to come on. Nope, not you Luis. Instead it is Xavi whose number is up. Cue ear-splitting applause from every single Barca fan in the stadium. He might be edging towards retirement but he stills knows how dictate and impact a game - brilliant.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

A few groans from the Nou Camp stands as Luis Suarez is bundled out of possession in the right channel of the Getafe box. I suppose they have not had anything else to grumble about.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

Don't adjust your laptops/mobiles - Getafe have a spell of pressure in Barcelona territory. Seriously. Ivi Lopez - the aforementioned Getafe substitute - sees a glimpse of the Barca goal, but slices high and wide.

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Rob Kershaw: Can we get a magician to Camp Nou? I think someone needs to perform a disappearing act on the Getafe players

SUBSTITUTION

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

In the excitement of that Barca sixth, I forgot to tell you that Getafe made a change. How remiss of me. Young forward Ivi Lopez comes on for Babacar Diawara. Bet he's thanking his boss for that one...

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Madan Roka: Well, the now the game is already over. The only question remaining is by how much.

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe

I should add that any half-time stragglers at the Nou Camp will probably not have to wait long for another Barca goal. They are relentless. Xavi, that veteran puppetmaster, continues to pull the Barca strings as he sets up another home attack. This time the away team offer some resistance and stop Luis Suarez down the right.

GOAL

Barcelona 6-0 Getafe - Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scores his second
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Yes, is the answer to the below question. Those Barca fans still queuing up for a half-time 'jamon y queso' sandwich have just missed another pearler. Lionel Messi dribbles into the right hand side of the Getafe box, ball tied to his boot with a short piece of string, before curling into the far top corner.

KICK-OFF

Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

Luis Suarez celebrates for Barcelona
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Back under way. Another 45 minutes of misery for Getafe?

Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

We have a change in the offing - and it is Barcelona who make the switch. Luis Enrique decides to give a rest to defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets as Sergi Roberto trots on in his place. Getafe were hoping to see Messi, Suarez and Neymar all hauled off...

Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

Both teams return to the Nou Camp pitch - Barca, unsurprisingly, with more of a spring in their step than their Getafe rivals.

Barcelona 5-0 Getafe

As Irvine hints at (I think), Getafe ruined Barcelona's chances of pipping Atletico to last season's title by snatching a late 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp last May. Revenge is a dish best served cold, they say. Or by serving up an absolute beating.