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La Liga: Rayo Vallecano 1-5 Barcelona

Updated: 04 March 2016 15:43 IST - Published: 04 March 2016 01:16 IST
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It has been great fun covering the match, hope to see you folks next time! Ciao!
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2 Red cards for Rayo and a hat-trick from Lionel Messi ensured that Barcelona had a comfortable victory over Rayo
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FT: Rayo Vallecano 1-5 Barcelona
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90' FT The referre decides to not add any injury time and Barcelona create history by beating Real Madrid's record of 34 unbeaten games
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89' Embarba breaks forward on a determined counter-attack and heads towards the edge of the Barcelona penalty area before unleashing a rocket of a shot from 20 yards out, but it's sent too near to Bravo and the Chilean goalkeeper is easily able to save the effort as a result.
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87' Neymar will miss the next game for Barcelona after he picks up a yellow card for a petulant foul on Amaya
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86' GOOOOOAAALLL! Arda Turan scores for Barcelona with an easy header! Mathieu sends in a wonderful pass and Turan who is unamrked heads it in
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78' Turan flies into Tito and brings the left-back crashing to the ground with a reckless sliding challenge, resulting in him receiving a yellow card.
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77' Barcelona make their final change as Vermaelen comes on for Busquets
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76' With a three-goal lead and two extra players on the pitch, Barcelona are bossing possession inside the Rayo half of the pitch. They are easily working the ball around under very little pressure, and it looks as if it's going to be an easy final 14 minutes for the visitors.
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72' Sergi Roberto is replaced by Aleix Vidal
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Rayo 1 - 4 Barcelona
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72' GOOOOOAAAALLLL! Messi gets his hatrick! 9 men Rayo were exposed hoplessly and Messi makes no mistake
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65' Rakitic comes off and Arda Turan comes on
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67' SAVED! Suarez takes the penalty and it is saved by Carlos! Barcelona just can't seem to score a penalty this season! Absolutely shocking
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66' RED CARD for Ittura! Rayo are now down to 9 men ! A poor decision by the referee here
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66' Penalty! Neymar strikes the post with the free kick, however , Barcelona get a penalty for Iturra's foul in the box
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64' Carlos makes another error which almost leads to another goal however, rayo somehwo bundle the ball away but Barcelona get a free kick in a very dangerous area
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60' That goal seems to have filled Rayo with plenty of confidence, and they immediately win back possession from the restart. Tito charges down the left flank before trying to tee up Manucho with an deep cross over to the far post, but it's slightly overhit and misses the striker before bouncing out of play for a goal-kick.
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57' GOOOOOOALLLLL! Surprise surprise it is scored by Rayo Vallecano's Manucho! beautiful move by Rayo here and some wonderful work by Bebe sets up Manucho who heads into an empty net. Roberto and Mascherano will not look back happily at their defending there