Nov 17, 2012 at 7pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
3-1
ZaragozaReal Zaragoza
Song (28'), Messi (16', 60')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Montañés (24')
Zuculini (48')

Result: Barcelona ease past Real Zaragoza

A brace from Lionel Messi helps Barcelona to a comfortable victory over Zaragoza as the Catalan club continue their unbeaten start to the season.

Barcelona have maintained their unbeaten start to the season by seeing off Real Zaragoza at the Camp Nou this evening.

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Zaragoza on November 17, 2012© AP Photos

The hosts took the lead just after the quarter-hour mark when Messi slotted home from close range after neat build-up by Jordi Alba.

Visiting Zaragoza were back on level terms minutes later when former Barca youngster Paco Montanes had his shot from outside of the area deflected in past Victor Valdes.

Barca soon retook the lead in the 29th minute when Messi fed Alex Song on the edge of the area to fire home.

After a good period of possession for the visitors it was Barca who opened up a two-goal lead when Messi found the bottom corner from outside the area to notch his 78th goal of 2012.

It was almost four 10 minutes before the end when Andres Iniesta lashed goalwards and back off the crossbar.

Victory for the Catalan club means they extend their lead at the top of La Liga to six points.

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Zaragoza on November 17, 2012
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