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La Liga: Messi, Neymar score as Barcelona beat Vallecano

Madrid: Spanish football giants Barcelona ensured they will go into the international break Spanish League leaders beating Rayo Vallecano 2-0 here at the Vallecas Stadium.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday night
Barcelona's Lionel Messi (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday night 

Saturday's victory means Barca have dropped just two points all season and are yet to concede a goal in their first seven league matches, reports Xinhua.

Rayo began well but committed the serious mistake of pushing their central defenders forward to the half-way line where they were exposed to the pace of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Munir.

Rayo paid the price when first Messi and then Neymar scored in quick succession in the 35th and 36th minutes.

Messi opened the scoring moments after he had seen a goal ruled out for offside. Neymar doubled the lead with a low right footer after being set up by Munir.

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