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Messi and Pogba feature in La Liga & Serie A thrillers
by Samuel Charles, October 21st, 2012 8:23PM

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[VIDEO PICKS: Golazos] Juventus scores twice late to win a first-place battle with Napoli, plus all nine goals from Barcelona at Deportivo, an early candidate for game of the year in La Liga, in two altogether different thrillers from Saturday night. ...

A rugged stalemate, between undefeated teams in Turin, was defined by seven yellow cards, a raucous crowd, and Edinson Cavani’s free kick off the bar, until two Juventus substitutes scored late, handing Napoli its first loss (2-0) and pushing Juve's unbeaten run to 47 in Serie A.

In the 80th minute, two minutes after coming on, an unmarked Martin Caceres headed home Andrea Pirlo’s perfect corner. French U-20, and former Manchester United youth product, Paul Pogba, sealed Juve’s biggest win this season two minutes later, with a terrific first goal in Serie A. The effortless volley from outside the box comes off the lanky 19-year-old’s weaker foot…

 

Deportivo de La Coruna's four goals weren't enough to slay the visiting Goliath from Barcelona, but Estadio Riazor fans who stayed till midnight did see: a hat trick by the world’s best player, three slick assists by Cesc Fabregas, a Pinzi free kick electrify the stadium in the 47th minute, Barcelona play almost the entire second half with a one goal lead and just 10 players (Javier Mascherano got sent off in the 49th), Lionel Messi's great third in the 77th doubling the lead, and Jordi Alba chipping his own keeper two minutes later, forcing Barca to spend its last 10 minutes hanging on for dear life. 

All nine goals from Barcelona's wild 5-4 victory, enjoy …





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