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Guardiola delighted with Keita as Barcelona extend leadership

Barcelona extended their lead at the top of the table with a 3-0 victory over Real Mallorca.

Lionel Messi, David Villa and Pedro Rodriguez were all on the scoresheet as Barcelona saw off Real Mallorca in convincing fashion to power on at the top of the Primera Division standings.

Messi gave Barca a first-half lead with his 26th league goal of the season before second-half strikes from Villa and Pedro helped Barca to a comfortable win.

The result leaves second-placed Real Madrid seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona.

Barca coach Pep Guardiola said: "Today we have won the game thanks to Keita. He is a strong midfielder, and we need him a lot. I'm happy for him."

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