Barca and Real continue winning run

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Updated: April 1, 2012

Goals from Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a hard-fought 2-0 win over Athletic in Saturday night’s furiously paced Camp Nou clash.

Messi laid on the first for Iniesta with a superb pass and then scored a controversial penalty to see of the battling Basques and keep the Catalans six points behind title rivals Real Madrid.

La Liga leaders Real Madrid blew Osasuna away 5-1, goals from Higuain, Benzema and Ronaldo powering Real to a comfortable win.