Getafe: Codina; Pablo Pintos, Cata Díaz,
Rafa, Mané; Víctor Sánchez (Albín 67'), Boateng;
Pedro Ríos (Arizmendi 71'), Casquero (Dani Parejo 63'), Manu del Moral;
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Maxwell; Xavi (Busquets 77'), Mascherano, Iniesta; Messi, David Villa (Milito 71'), Pedro (Keita 89'). 4-3-3.
0-1. 22. Messi. Picked up David Villa pass and fired shot inside Codina's near post.
0-2. 33. David Villa. Ran on to beat keeper after Messi played on Dani Alves pass.
0-3. 64. Pedro. Rolled shot in to empty net after Messi won ball off Cata Díaz.
1-3. 69. Manu del Moral (penalty). After Piqué cut out Miku's cross with his arm.
Yellow cards: Cata Díaz 36', Piqué 42', 68', Boateng 57', 79', Pintos 68', Iniesta 86', Manu 87' / red cards: Piqué 68', Boateng 79'.
Barcelona moved temporarily above Real Madrid after a 1-3 win at Getafe on Saturday evening, although Madrid's victory over Atlético later in the day restored them to second spot. Guardiola's side dominated right from the start, Villa putting an early chance over the top and Messi, Xavi and Pedro all trying their luck before Messi finally broke the ice. Codina did well to keep out Villa and Messi had a goal disallowed for offside, and with just over half an hour gone Dani Alves and Messi combined to set up Villa for the second.
There was still no sign of Getafe, and Messi could have added a couple more before he intercepted a sloppy pass from Codina to Cata Díaz, allowing Pedro to roll in the third. The locals finally got a bit of luck when Piqué blocked Miku's cross with his arm whilst on the ground in the area, Piqué sent off for a second booking and Manu converting the resulting penalty. Maxwell had to head off the line from Arizmendi after that, but Iniesta and Messi could have added to the lead, and when Boateng was also sent off for a second bookable offence it was all over.