Barcelona extends streak

first_imgRonaldinho and Lionel Messi each scored as FC Barcelona edged Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the Spanish league to extend its record winning streak to 17 games. Barcelona has won 12 league games, three in the Champions League and two in the Copa del Rey since a 3-3 tie with Deportivo La Coruna on Oct. 15. The defending champions rallied after Fernando Llorente had given Bilbao an early lead at the Camp Nou stadium in Madrid. Ronaldinho equalized in the 38th minute with a penalty kick. It was the Brazilian’s 11th goal of the season, with five coming from penalties. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Messi then scored the winner when he followed up to steer the ball home after Bilbao goalkeeper Inaki Lafuente had parried a volley by midfielder Mark van Bommel. Chelsea wins: Chelsea rallied to beat last-place Sunderland 2-1 in the English Premier League despite being reduced to 10 men when Arjen Robben was sent off for celebrating with fans after he scored the winning goal. Robben’s 70th-minute chip was deflected in the net by Sunderland defender Dean Whitehead. Robben then received his second yellow card for jumping over the advertisements lining the field to celebrate with fans in the stands. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more