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Nov 3, 2012 at 5pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
3-1
Celta Vigo
Alba (61'), Adriano (21'), Villa (26')
Bartra (73')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Bermejo (24')
Aspas (61'), Oubina Melendez (72')

Result: Barcelona move three points clear following victory

Result: Barcelona move three points clear
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Barcelona extend their lead at the top of La Liga with a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Barcelona have extended their lead at the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Tito Vilanova's side predictably started the game the stronger of the two teams and could have been ahead when Lionel Messi forced his way into the box, but the forward uncharacteristically fired wide of the target.

Barcelona were eventually rewarded for their pressure when Pedro broke free and crossed towards the back post for Adriano, who easily converted from close range.

However, the lead only lasted a couple of minutes as Celta Vigo stopped another Barcelona attack before breaking in numbers, with Mario Bermejo tapping in following a block from Victor Valdes.

Celta Vigo looked dangerous at the start of the second period and the hosts did well to keep hold of their lead, with Iago Aspas causing havoc in the Barca defence at times.

Jordi Alba put the result beyond doubt on the hour mark by ghosting into the Celta defence unmarked to convert Villa's dangerous cross.

The goal from Alba ended the away side's stubborn resistance and despite having opportunities to score more goals, Barca easily secured the three points.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona54101651113
2Real Madrid5410123913
3Atletico MadridAtletico632184411
4AlavesAlaves531185310
5Espanyol631264210
6Celta Vigo522110828
7Real Sociedad62229908
8GironaGirona522178-18
9Sevilla521210647
10Getafe52124407
11EibarEibar621357-27
12Athletic Bilbao41307616
13Real Betis513135-26
14Villarreal512223-15
15Valencia504135-24
16Levante5113811-34
17Rayo Vallecano5113512-74
18Huesca6114616-104
19Real Valladolid503235-23
20Leganes5014410-61

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