Ballon d'Or finalists Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta scored to lead Barcelona to its 12th straight Spanish football league win in a 4-0 victory at Deportivo de la Coruna.

Messi played David Villa clear into the right side of the area before the Spain striker squeezed a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia to open for the Spanish leader on Saturday.

Saturday's results: Spanish La Liga: Malaga 1 (Demichelis 80) drew with Athletic Bilbao 1 (Martinez 90); Real Sociedad 2 (Rivas 23, Llorente 43) lost to Sevilla 3 (Kanoute 25, 65, Fabiano 63); Deportivo de la Coruna 0 lost to Barcelona 4 (Villa 26, Messi 51, Iniesta 78, Pedro 80).

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