25 Jan 2009

Barca too good for Numancia

5:40 pm on 25 January 2009

Lionel Messi scored twice as Spanish football leaders Barcelona overcame Numancia 4-1 at the Nou Camp to go 15 points clear at the top of the Primera Liga.

Modest Numancia are the only team to have beaten Barca in the league, but Messi's brace and goals from Samuel Eto'o and Thierry Henry all scored as Pep Guardiola's side stepped up a gear, and they moved to 53 points from 20 games.