Mar 9, 2013 at 7pm UK at ​Camp Nou
DeportivoDeportivo La Coruna
Sánchez (38'), Messi (88')
Puyol (70'), Song (84')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Aguilar (70')

Result: Barcelona overpower Deportivo La Coruna

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring in his side's match with Valencia on February 3, 2013
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Barcelona pull 14 points clear at the top of La Liga with a 2-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna.

Barcelona have stretched their lead at the top of La Liga to 14 points with a 2-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou.

The hosts dominated the first half, creating a number of goalscoring opportunities after a somewhat laboured first 20 minutes.

Barca saw plenty of the ball, but it was not until Christian Tello had rounded Daniel Aranzubia that they properly threatened Deportivo's goal.

The goalkeeper managed to get back and make a last-ditch save to keep his side on level terms.

After that chance, Blaugrana began to turn the screw and open up the visitors.

Aranzubia made a stunning double save to first deny David Villa and then Tello once more, before Alex Sanchez eventually broke the deadlock in the 38th minute.

That eased the tension around Camp Nou as the teams made their way in for half time.

Barcelona picked up the baton once more after the break but found Deportivo providing a stubborn rearguard.

However, Lionel Messi came off the bench and managed to find a sublime second, which extends his run of scoring in consecutive La Liga games to 17.

He played a neat one-two inside the area before nonchalantly lifting the ball over a helpless Aranzubia.

Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the opening goal against Getafe on February 10, 2013
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