Barcelona 5-1 Osasuna: Messi's Four Goals Lead to Big Win at Camp Nou

Michael CernaCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2013

A rather harsh pair of yellow cards for Alejandro Arribas changed the game early, but it is Lionel Messi's four-goal performance that will be the talk of the town tonight.

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick brought him within eight goals of Messi earlier in the day, but Messi took a big step forward in the Pichichi race just hours later.

 

Final Score

Barcelona 5-1 Osasuna

 

Goal Scorers

Messi—11'
Assist: Xavi

Loe—24'

Messi—28' (PEN)
Red Card: Arribas

Pedro—40'
Assist: Alves

Messi—56'
Assist: Villa

Messi—58'
Assist: Adriano

 

Starting XIs

Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Adriano, Busquets, Xavi, Thiago, Pedro, Messi, Villa

Osasuna: Andrés Fernández, Marc Bertrán, Arribas, Flaño, Nano, Lolo, Raoul Loe, Oier, Cejudo, De las Cuevas, Llorente