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Messi On Target As Barca Ease Past Athletic Bilbao

Messi On Target As Barca Ease Past Athletic Bilbao

Lionel Messi scored for the sixth consecutive game as Barcelona tightened their grip on the LaLiga title race with a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 14, 2018. "We know that if we can keep going in the same manner, we will be even closer to our objectives".

The hosts continued to dominate and fine approach play involving Messi and Coutinho ended in Ousmane Dembele firing straight at Kepa from close range but there was no mistake from Messi on the half-hour as he received Dembele's pass and, left all alone on the edge of the area, rifled home.

"I would love to finish the season unbeaten [in the league]", Valverde said in his postgame news conference before urging caution. "We have lots of chances to win and we want to take advantage, but we have a long way to go and have to make sure we don't slip up".

Athletic caused very few problems for the Barca back line nor did they show any indication they could get back into the match.

Ronaldo has now scored 21 goals in all competitions in 13 games since the turn of the year. But I also want to highlight the work of his team mates, who help him a lot.

Gareth Bale made it 5-2 before Juampe netted Girona's third ahead of Ronaldo's fourth for Madrid in injury time.

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Unal's first goal came in the 82nd minute as the Turk headed home following a corner and he then netted the victor in injury time.

Earlier, Sevilla crashed to a 2-1 league defeat to Leganes just days after pulling off the surprise elimination of Manchester United in the Champions League.

Betis enjoyed an easy 3-0 win at home to Espanyol to give their hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League a major boost thanks to goals from Junior Firpo, Ryad Boudebouz and Francis as coach Quique Setien gave a vote of confidence to young players in his squad.

Meanwhile, Real Sociedad sacked coach Eusebio Sacristan on Sunday with the team in 15th place with Imanol Alguacil installed until the end of the season.

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