Spanish La Liga

Barcelona score six in Getafe stroll

Lionel Messi penalty miss
Barcelona have missed eight penalties in La Liga this season after Lionel Messi's effort was saved following a trip on Neymar

Lionel Messi scored one goal, made three and missed a penalty as Barcelona beat lowly Getafe 6-0 to briefly go 11 points clear at the top of La Liga.

Barcelona's 12th successive league win was launched by an own goal from Juan Rodriguez before Munir El Haddadi headed in from Messi's cross.

Neymar converted a Messi pass before Messi fired home to make it 4-0.

Neymar got his second from another Messi pass six minutes after the break before Arda Turan hooked in the sixth.

Second-placed Atletico Madrid beat Deportivo La Coruna 3-0 later on Saturday to reduce Barcelona's advantage back to eight points as Luis Enrique's side closes in on a successful defence of their title.

Relive Barcelona's comfortable win

Arsenal next up at Nou Camp

Arsenal face a near impossible task to turn around a 2-0 deficit when they go to Barcelona for the second leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League on Wednesday.

And any hopes they had of Barca having to extend themselves here were soon extinguished.

Lionel Messi scores against Getafe
Lionel Messi's goal was his ninth in five games
Neymar's two goals took his total for the season to 25

The European champions barely had to break sweat in a glorified training exercise against a team that has now lost eight of its past nine games, leaving plenty in the tank to face the Gunners.

They were also able to give Luis Suarez the afternoon off - Barca's top scorer an unused substitute.

In his absence, Messi and Neymar took their combined total for the season to 61 goals, though Messi once again missed from the penalty spot.

Barca may not be brilliant at the back, but once again their defence was not tested and it is hard to see their prolific strikeforce failing to boost their tally against Arsenal.

Arda Turan
Arda Turan's goal was the Turkey international's second in La Liga

What they said

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique: "This is a unique team, different to the rest and which does things that make it seem like there is nothing the opponent can do.

"It is a great pleasure to be in this position."

Getafe coach Fran Escriba: "We didn't have a chance. The game was lost from 2-0."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Bravo
  • 22Vidal Parreu
  • 3PiquéSubstituted forBartraat 68'minutes
  • 24MathieuSubstituted forVermaelenat 61'minutes
  • 18Alba
  • 7Turan
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forSamperat 61'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 11Neymar


  • 1ter Stegen
  • 4Rakitic
  • 6Alves da Silva
  • 9Suárez
  • 15Bartra
  • 23Vermaelen
  • 26Samper


Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Guaita
  • 32Buendía Stati
  • 5Vergini
  • 4Velázquez MaldonadoBooked at 10mins
  • 2Pereira
  • 11Karim Yoda
  • 22Rodríguez Villamuela
  • 23MedránBooked at 42mins
  • 14Sánchez GilBooked at 50minsSubstituted forGómez Bardonadoat 55'minutes
  • 30Maciel Sousa CamposSubstituted forMensahat 78'minutes
  • 12ScepovicSubstituted forRodríguez Romeroat 54'minutes


  • 1Megyeri
  • 17Mensah
  • 18Rodríguez Romero
  • 21Gómez Bardonado
  • 31Galán
  • 35Muñoz Alonso
  • 36Carrillo
Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamGetafe
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 6, Getafe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 6, Getafe 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Claudio Bravo.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sergi Roberto.

  5. Post update

    Aleix Vidal (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Moi Gómez (Getafe).

  7. Post update

    Arda Turan (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Bernard Mensah (Getafe).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bernard Mensah (Getafe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Moi Gómez.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Sergi Roberto.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Getafe. Conceded by Marc Bartra.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yoda (Getafe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moi Gómez.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona).

  14. Post update

    Víctor Rodríguez (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Getafe. Bernard Mensah replaces Wanderson because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona).

  19. Post update

    Emi (Getafe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 12th March 2016

As It Stood

2Atl Madrid29214445123367
3Real Madrid28186481275460
5Celta Vigo29136104151-1045
7Ath Bilbao28135104436844
10Real Sociedad2998123740-335
11Real Betis28810102636-1034
13Dep La Coruña2961583742-533
15Las Palmas2886143040-1030
16Rayo Vallecano2969143961-2227
19Sporting Gijón2966173051-2124
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