After a goalless first half, Almeria took the lead on 50 minutes just seconds after Barcelona had hit the post. Miguel-Angel Corona giving the bottom side the advantage. Barcelona hit back within three minutes, Lionel Messi converting a penalty after Villa had been brought down. On 64, Thiago Alcantara headed home a Lionel Messi corner to put Barca ahead for the first time in the match. In injury time Lionel Messi nicked the ball off a defender and chipped in his second of the match.
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