Messi Gets on Score Sheet as Barcelona Brushed Aside Bilbao
Messi and Paulinho were on target for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Bilbao to extend lead at the top of La Liga table. Valencia and Sevilla also recorded wins against Alaves and Leganes respectively. Barcelona now tops the table with 24 points while in-form Valencia enjoys the second position till Real Madrid play Girona the next day.
Barca manager, Valverde has now overseen 12 wins and a draw from his first 13 La Liga and Champions League matches as Barca reestablished their four-point lead at the top of the table over Valencia, who beat Alaves 2-1 earlier on Saturday.