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Pique, Messi and Suarez scored as Barca defeated Rayo Vallecano

Gerard Pique and Vidal celebrating after goal against Rayo vallecano

Barcelona, Spain – Gerard Pique, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored as FC Barcelona defeated Rayo Vallecano in the game played at the Estadio Camp Nou.

FC Barcelona 3-1 Rayo Vallecano

Lionel Messi surpassed Andres Iniesta (442) to become the second FC Barcelona player to make the most appearances in the La Liga. Messi trails Xavi who have made the most 505 appearances for Barca in La Liga.

Game Summary:

First Half:

  • 24′ Raúl de Tomás (Rayo Vallecano) scored the opening goal with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner assisted by Álvaro García following a fast break.
  • 38′ Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona) levelled the game at 1-1 with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner assisted by Lionel Messi with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 45’+2′ First Half Ends FC Barcelona 1 Rayo Vallecano 1

Second Half:

  • 51′ Lionel Messi (Barcelona) puts the hosts ahead with the penalty converted with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 68′ Emiliano Velázquez (Rayo Vallecano) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 79′ Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) received the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 82′ Luis Suarez (Barcelona) extended the lead with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal assisted by Ivan Rakitic.
  • 89′ Giannelli Imbula (Rayo Vallecano) received the yellow card.
  • 90’+2′ Second Half Ends

Statistics:

FC BarcelonaRayo Vallecano
69%Possession31%
12 (6)Shots (on target)8 (1)
12Fouls17
1Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
5Offsides2
10Corner Kicks4
0Saves3

Lineups:

FC Barcelona: Marc-André ter Stegen (GK), Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Nélson Semedo, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Luis Suárez, Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi

Rayo Vallecano: Stole Dimitrievski (GK), Alejandro Gálvez, Jordi Amat, Emiliano Velázquez, Alexandre Moreno, Luis Advíncula, Giannelli Imbula, Santiago Comesaña, Bebé, Alvaro García, Raúl de Tomás

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