Alexis double fires Barca to 4-0 romp against Rayo

Reuters, Wednesday 30 Nov 2011

Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez struck twice to help the Spanish champions return to winning ways with a 4-0 home victory over promoted Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Tuesday

Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez scored twice

Barca suffered their first defeat of the league campaign in a 1-0 reverse at Getafe on Saturday to slip six points behind leaders Real Madrid but after a shaky opening at the Nou Camp they crushed their valiant visitors in their latest outing.

Lionel Messi raced in off the right flank to notch his 16th league goal of the season after the restart.

The match was brought forward due to Barca’s participation in the Club World Cup in Japan next month and saw them climb to 31 points from 14 games, three behind Real who a game in hand.

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