Barcelona cruise to victory over Real Valladolid

Barcelona cruised to a 3-1 win at Real Valladolid.

Barcelona cruised to a 3-1 win at Real Valladolid.

Barcelona gave stand-in coach Jordi Roura a winning start as goals from Xavi, Lionel Messi and Cristian Tello helped them win 3-1 at Real Valladolid.

Roura is deputising for Tito Vilanova, who was discharged from hospital on Saturday after undergoing an operation on his parotid gland on Thursday, and saw his side take a 1-0 interval lead when Xavi tapped in Jordi Alba's cross.

The Spain midfielder then set up Messi for his 91st and last goal of an extraordinary 2012 and, after Javi Guerra pulled one back, Tello rounded off the win in injury time.

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