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David Villa late show snatches Barca win

David Villa late show snatches Barca win
Barcelona struck twice in the final minutes to complete a controversial fightback as they beat 10-man Sevilla 3-2 to go eleven points clear of bitter rivals Real Madrid on Saturday.

Piotr Trochowski put Sevilla ahead after 26 minutes and when Alvaro Negredo doubled the advantage after the break it looked as though the Andalusians would achieve a double over the top two, having beaten Real a fortnight ago.

However, Barca fought back with Cesc Fabregas reducing the arrears after 53 minutes and then the talking point was the dismissal of Gary Medel for an apparent headbutt on Fabregas which led to him being red-carded with 18 minutes to go.

Barca pressed forward and it was Fabregras who equalised with a minute to go before substitute David Villa got the winner in the fourth minute of injury time.

Meanwhile, Malaga maintained their unbeaten start as they cruised to a 4-0 victory over Real Betis with the game turning on an early penalty and the sending off of goalkeeper Casto Espinosa.     


Bayern Munich kept their triumphant run to remain on top of the standings beating Werder Bremen 2-0. Luiz Gustavo Diasopened the scoring in the 81st minute as Mario Mandzukic added the second two minutes later.

German double winner Dortmund returned into the top three of the standings following an inspiring performance over Monchengladbach. Dortmund thrashed their opponents 5-0 to dominate proceedings as Marco Reus scored a brace.   
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