Messi penalty helps Barcelona beat Bilbao

Updated: 01 April 2012 10:17 IST

Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday to remain six points behind Real Madrid who routed Osasuna 5-1.

Messi penalty helps Barcelona beat Bilbao

Madrid:

Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday to remain six points behind Real Madrid who routed Osasuna 5-1.

Barca went ahead five minutes before the break through Andres Iniesta with Messi scoring his 36th league goal of the season in the second half after Cristian Tello was felled in the box.

The Argentine is a goal behind Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga scoring charts after the Portuguese star grabbed two against Osasuna.

But Messi has 56 goals in all competitions, nine more than his rival at Real.

Topics : Osasuna Valencia Athletic Bilbao Barcelona Lionel Andres Messi Football Real Madrid
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