Fiji Time: 9:37 AM on Tuesday 23 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Messi scores Barca winner

Afp
Monday, February 25, 2013

MADRID - Barcelona stretched their advantage at the top of Spanish soccer's La Liga to 15 points as Lionel Messi extended his league-record scoring run to 15 straight games during a 2-1 win on Saturday over Sevilla.

The Catalans, who slumped to a shock Champions League loss at AC Milan mid-week, had to come from behind after Alberto Botia headed the visitors into a 42nd-minute lead.

The halftime scoreline forced Jordi Roura to introduce Cristian Tello for Alexis Sanchez and the Spanish Under-21 international had quite an impact as Barca turned the game around.

It was from the other side of the pitch that they found the equaliser as Dani Alves' perfect cross was headed home by David Villa seven minutes into the second period.

And Messi completed the turnaround as he scored for the 15th league game in a row as he turned in Tello's intelligent cut-back eight minutes later.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $30m drug haul
  2. Payout for former TV execs
  3. Dad reunites with daughter
  4. Bleak Christmas for family
  5. Song draws tears at turtle's release
  6. $150k facility for passengers
  7. Obey the rules, stay safe and save lives
  8. $60m gold investment
  9. LTA targets taxi permits
  10. Business as usual this Xmas

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  4. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  5. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  7. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)
  8. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. Axed but at peace Monday (22 Dec)
  10. Years later daughter still feels pain of losing dad Friday (19 Dec)