BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Alexis Sanchez scored a brace and Barcelona beat Getafe 4-0 at Camp Nou to move within a single point of leaders Real Madrid on Tuesday.
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Sanchez opened the scoring for the defending champions in the 13th minute after manager Pep Guardiola named one of his most attacking starting line-ups on the night.
The inform Lionel Messi then doubled the lead one minute before the break and Barcelona were well on their way.
Sanchez netted Barcelona’s third and his second in 73rd minute, prior to Pedro collecting the team’s fourth two-minutes later.
The win sees Barcelona moving to 78 points from its 32 games, with Real Madrid on 79, but have a game in hand.
Jose Mourinho’s side, which drew the last two games, will take on Atletico Madrid in what is expected to be an exciting derby contest on Wednesday.
A win for Real Madrid would see them moving back four points clear, while defeat would certainly make this very interesting for Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Karim Benzema and company when they meet Barcelona in the El Classico.