Stoppage Time – International Football Blog

Spain: Barcelona thrash Vallecano before World challenge

Posted in European Football by peterbein on November 30, 2011

Alexis SanchezFC Barcelona won their final La Liga match on Tuesday night before flying out to Japan for the FIFA Club World Cup.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez (2), David Villa and Lionel Messi gave the Spanish and European champions a comfortable 4-0 victory at home to Rayo Vallecano. The win meant that Barcelona reduced the gap between themselves and league leaders Real Madrid to three points but the capital side do have the advantage of a game in hand.

FC Barcelona will now fly out to Japan in order to prepare for their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match on December 15th, where they will meet the winners of the quarter-final tie between African champions Espérance Tunis and Asian champions Al Sadd in Yokohama.

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