This was far from one of Barcelona's most brilliant matches of the season, but still the blaugrana managed to record a pretty easy. Not two minutes had passed when Pedro Rodriguez opened the scored after a brilliant link-up play by Messi and Villa. It was obvious that Barcelona weren't going to let the three points escape.
Messi killed all remaining doubts by scoring the second from the penalty spot after David Villa was fouled in the area. After that, it was a walk in the park for Barcelona. Enjoying more than 70% of the possession, Barcelona controlled the game at will and never needed to step up the pace. Still, only a great performance by Toño, Racing's goalkeeper, avoided another goal-fest.
Andrés Iniesta scored yet anoter great goal with a shot from outside the area in the second half to put the final score at 3-0. Don Andrés has been scoring more than ever, which is great news for every Barcelona supporter.
The way Barcelona has been winning their matches raises a very pertinent question: Can anyone stop Pep Guardiola's Dream Team?
This season, only one team managed to do it: Hercules. Every Barcelona fan remember that horrible 11th September afternoon 2010 at Camp Nou... Next Saturday, it will be a chance for revenge as Barcelona travel to Alicante looking for a record-breaking 15th consecutive win!
Before that, though, there's an important Copa del Rey semifinal first leg match against Almeria at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Some players who started today will certainly be rested, but still Barcelona will try to decide the tie at home, just like against Betis.
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P.S. - Special praise to David Villa. He might not be scoring as much as Lionel Messi, but he has brought so much to the team! His work ethic, versatility and link-up (with Messi and Pedro) ability took Barcelona to a whole new level this season. David Villa is the best Spanish striker of all-time and one of the most criminally underrated players in the world. Hopefully, he'll stay at Barcelona for a long time and become a legend of the club. Long live El Guaje!