La Liga Round-up
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona moved up to fourth as Samuel Eto'o fired them to a 3-0 win over Osasuna.Barcelona moved up to fourth in La Liga as a quickfire Samuel Eto'o double helped them cruise to a 3-0 victory over Osasuna at Camp Nou.
Frank Rijkaard's side were in need of a good performance and they duly obliged, hitting top gear in the second half against an Osasuna side who have surprisingly set the pace in Spain this season.
Los Cules were unable to make a breakthrough in the first half but they started the second period in overdrive as irrepressible wonderkid Lionel Messi darted through the defence and saw his shot cleared off the line for a corner on 46 minutes.
Brazilian magician Ronaldinho took the set piece quickly and Eto'o leapt unmarked to head in past former Manchester United goalkeeper Ricardo.
The Cameroon striker only had to wait seven minutes to double his tally as he converted a gorgeous move from Barca'a left wing.
Silvinho played an elaborate one-two with Ronaldinho, and after the Brazilian's cross was parried out by Ricardo Eto'o prodded in from close range.
Both Messi and Mark van Bommel had penalty appeals waved away before French star Ludovic Giuly wrapped things up as he stole in behind the defence to capitalise on a fortuitous deflection off the back of Ronaldinho.
Sevilla moved up to seventh with a 2-0 win over Alaves, who remain in the relegation zone.
Juande Ramos's men edged ahead thanks to a goal from Adriano Correia on 26 minutes, and doubled their lead as former West Brom midfielder Enzo Maresca converted from the penalty spot on 73 minutes.