Barcelona vs Getafe: Barcelona beat Getafe 5-2 at Camp Nou thanks to two goals from Lionel Messi.
On Thursday, Lionel Messi missed out on a hat-trick opportunity as Barcelona fought off a late Getafe comeback to win 5-2 and keep their grip on first place in La Liga. At Camp Nou, Messi scored twice and should have added a third in injury time, but he deferred a penalty to Antoine Griezmann, who finished off a comfortable victory.
Atletico had beaten Huesca 2-0 earlier in the day to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since January, and with Real Madrid also beating Cadiz on Wednesday, there is no space for error in this exciting title race.
Messi now has 33 goals in all competitions, including 25 in La Liga, one more than the entire Getafe squad.