First Division - Day 18

Osasuna 2 - Barcelona 3

Osasuna: Roberto; Azplicueta, Miguel Flaño, Sergio (Josetxo 46'), Monreal; Puñal (Portillo 58'), Nekounam; Juanfran, Vadocz, Plasil (Masoud 81'); Pandiani. 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Daniel Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal; Xavi, Sergio Busquets, Keita (Bojan 76'); Messi, Eto'o (Touré Yaya 89'), Henry (Iniesta 64'). 4-3-3.

Team changes: Osasuna: Puñal, Juanfran, Pandiani for Javier Flaño, Héctor Font, Kike Sola / Barcelona: Daniel Alves, Piqué, Sergio Busquets, Keita, Messi for Víctor Sánchez, Márquez, Touré Yaya, Gudjohnsen, Hleb.

0-1. 44. Eto'o. Controlled pass from Messi and struck low shot wide of Roberto.
1-1. 62. Miguel Flaño. Guided looping header back past Valdés from corner.
2-1. 72. Pandiani. Got on the end of Juanfran cross to turn ball past keeper.
2-2. 80. Xavi. Latched on to Dani Alves cross and drove shot wide of keeper.
2-3. 85. Messi. Cut in from right wing and fired shot across goal inside far post.

Yellow cards: Abidal 33', Josetxo 68', Pandiani 69', Valdés 69', Busquets 93'.

Barcelona maintain their lead of twelve points at the top of the table after beating bottom club Osasuna 2-3. Messi hit the post early on, and Roberto made good saves from Henry and Xavi later in the first half. And on the stroke of half time Eto'o opened the scoring for Guardiola's side after a good run by Messi.

With just under an hour gone Miguel Flaño equalised with a header from a corner, and Pandiani put the locals ahead when he turned in Juanfran's cross later in the second half. With ten minutes to go though Xavi made it all square again, and Messi struck the winner past Roberto soon afterwards to make it a record eight away wins in a row.