© AP, Feb 10, 2013

Barcelona rout Getafe 6-1 to extend lead

BARCELONA, Spain(AP) Lionel Messi extended his record by scoring for a 13th consecutive round as Barcelona beat Getafe 6-1 at Camp Nou on Sunday, with Andres Iniesta controlling much of the game for the Spanish league leaders.

Iniesta passed for Alexis Sanchez to open in the sixth minute. Messi then doubled the advantage from another move started by Iniesta in the 13th with his league-leading 35th goal in 23 games this season.

David Villa, Cristian Tello, Iniesta and Gerard Pique all scored in the second half.

Barcelona increased its lead to 12 points over Atletico Madrid before it visits upstart Rayo Vallecano later in a Spanish capital derby. Defending champion Real Madrid is 16 points adrift the pacesetters.

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