Barca come from behind to secure win over Rayo Vallecano

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/03/2019

Barcelona came from a goal down to secure a comfortable 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano at the Nou Camp on Saturday night.

The visitors took a shock first half lead after a brilliant solo effort from Raul De Tomas, the striker driving at the Barcelona defence before curling an effort into the bottom corner from outside the box. 

Unfortunately for Rayo they couldn't hold on until half time, as  Lionel Messi whipped a very inviting free kick into the box which Gerard Pique was able to get his head on the end of, heading home to get the league leaders back on level terms.

Rayo's resistance was then broken once more just five minutes into the second half when Messi got his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot, before  Luis Suarez made sure of all three points with 10 minutes remaining with a close-range finish to make it 3-1 to the home side,

Barcelona welcome Lyon to Camp Nou for their last-16 meeting before travelling to Real Betis on Sunday, when Rayo visit Villarreal in a crucial game at the bottom.