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    Barcelona will be aiming to make yet more history for consecutive games unbeaten when they travel to lowly Rayo Vallecano as they look to tighten their grip on the La Liga title. Adidas Griffin Reinhart Jersey . It is Real Madrids benchmark of 34 games unbeaten from the 1988-89 season which will fall if they avoid defeat at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports 5 HD from 7.45pm.Barca stretched their unbeaten streak with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sevilla on Sunday after a brilliant Lionel Messi free-kick and Gerard Piques winner overcame Vitolos early strike for the visitors. They lead Atletico Madrid by five points at the top of the table with Real Madrid a further seven points back in third and will be firm favourites to set another record having not lost to Rayo since a 1-0 defeat 14 years ago.Luis Enriques side look well set to repeat their league, cup and European treble from last season having progressed to the Copa del Rey final before beating Arsenal 2-0 away in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.But Enrique insists records will mean nothing without the titles and defender Jordi Alba said they are wary of complacency with just 12 league games to go. Messi plans Argentina return Lionel Messi admits he still plans to move to Argentina before his playing career ends In the dressing room there is precaution and at any moment the opponent can cause us problems, said the Spanish international.Atletico Madrid continue to put the pressure on. Javier Mascherano: Expected to move into holding midfield role Barca have been far from their brilliant best in many of their recent league games with fatigue starting to set in from an already gruelling campaign of 46 games across six competitions.However, Pique highlighted their resolve to put themselves on the brink of a sixth league title in eight years.We have suffered against Las Palmas, Malaga and other matches, but we have managed to win the games, he said.I think you win leagues like that if you can suffer and continue to win. Barcelona equalled Real Madrids Spanish record of 34 games without defeat after coming from behind to win 2-1 at home to Sevilla The suspended Dani Alves and long-term injury absentee Rafinha [knee] are the only players unavailable to Enrique, while Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets are fitness worries, but he is likely to rotate in defence and midfield once more to keep his side fresh for the final few months of the season.Enrique is expected to move Javier Mascherano up into the holding role, with Ivan Rakitic taking Robertos place while the star front three of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar are expected to start once more in attack.Rayo are unbeaten in seven league games, including five 2-2 draws, but remain just two points above the relegation zone. Head coach Paco Jemez of Rayo Vallecano has a lengthy list of concerns Head coach Paco Jemez already has a lengthy list of concerns and is likely to be without Miku, Pablo Hernandez (both hamstring) and Jozabed (ankle).It is difficult to beat Barca because we are facing the best team in the world with the best players, said Rayo midfielder Roberto Trashorras.One day they will lose and we have to try to make sure that is on Thursday.Can Barcelona break Real Madrids record? Let us know by signing into Facebook below and sending us a message or by tweeting @SkyFootball   Get a Sky Sports Day Pass Dont miss Rayo v Barca. Watch live on NOW TV for £6.99. No contract. Adidas Jason Garrison Jersey . Klitschkos management company says the bout will be the Ukrainian fighters 25th world championship fight. The 1.83-meter (6-foot) Leapai defeated the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBOs mandatory challenger. Adidas William Karlsson Jersey . Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. . Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille scored 20 seconds apart a few minutes after Stamkos was taken off the ice on a stretcher with a broken right leg, and the Bruins beat the Lightning 3-0 on Monday afternoon. CINCINNATI -- Adrian Gonzalez got the most pleasure out of watching his teammates circle the bases. Nobody made as many trips as he did.Gonzalez hit three of the Dodgers seven homers _ driving in a career-high eight runs _ and rookie Corey Seager had a noteworthy homer as well on Monday, leading Los Angeles to an 18-9 victory and a split of its four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds.The NL West leaders enjoyed their biggest home run splurge in 10 years. Theyve won 10 of their last 12 games against Cincinnati.Four of Gonzalezs teammates also homered in the Dodgers biggest power performance since they hit seven during an 11-10 win over San Diego on Sept. 18, 2006.That was fun, he said.Gonzalez started it with a three-run shot in the first inning off Homer Bailey (2-2), who had his worst showing since returning from Tommy John surgery. Gonzalez also had a solo shot in the fifth, when the Dodgers connected four times overall.His three-run shot in the seventh tied his career high for homers. He drove in another run with a groundout as the Dodgers scored 18 runs for the first time in 10 years.The first baseman attributed it to Great American Ball Parks dimensions.Its tiny and the ball flies, Gonzalez said. Right field is short. I hit two fly balls that went out. I could have been 1 for 6 with a homer.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts played left field for the Padres in that game 10 years ago when Los Angeles also hit seven.It feels much better from this side, Roberts said. Yeah, I saw `em. I remember.The Dodgers needed the big game offensively. Left-hander Scott Kazmir lasted a season-low 2 2/3 innings, giving up six hits and four runs. Joey Votto singled home a run off reliever Jesse Chavez (1-0), one of his four RBIs.Kazmir said hes been bothered lately by a stiff right side of his neck. He doesnt want to go on the disabled list. Hell be examined in Los Angeles.Im pretty stubborn, Kazmir said. I can feel like this and get it done. But when youre putting up numbers like that, its tough to swallow.There were homer notes galore:_ Seagers two-run shot gave him 22 homers, trying Glenn Wrights club record for a shortstop from 1930. He tied his career high with four hits and extended his hitting streeak to 13 games. Adidas Mikhail Grabovski Jersey. _ The seven homers allowed by Reds pitchers tied the club record._ Andrew Toles and Rob Segedin hit their first career homers back-to-back in the fifth, becoming the first Dodger duo to accomplish that one._ The last time the Dodgers hit four homers in an inning was Sept. 28, 2006, against San Diego.Bailey gave up a season-high six runs and nine hits, leaving after 59 pitches. Chase Utley singled on Baileys first pitch of the game, and Seager singled on the second pitch. Gonzalez homered on the first pitch, leaving him 11 for 25 career against the right-hander with six homers. The homer extended his hitting streak to a season-high 15 games.Were seeing what we expected to see, Reds manager Bryan Price said of Bailey, who has made five starts. Some days, hes electric and sharp. Some days, theres fatigue and achiness and youre not going to have your grade-A stuff.Bud Norris, who started on Friday and lasted 3 2/3 innings, pitched the eighth to help LAs depleted bullpen. He threw 18 pitches, retired two batters, gave up two hits and a walk, and felt some tightness in his back. Reds outfielder Tyler Holt pitched the ninth and retired the three batters he faced.STATSIt was Gonzalezs 21st career multi-homer game. Hes the third Dodger to hit three in a game this season, joining Yasmani Grandal and Seager. ... It was the Dodgers biggest game offensively since a 19-11 win at Colorado in 2006. ... The Reds also gave up seven homers at Colorado on May 31.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: RF Josh Reddick was scratched from the lineup because of a jammed middle finger on his right hand that bothered his throwing. He pinch hit and flied out.Reds: SS Zack Cozart missed a fifth straight game with a sore left Achilles tendon. Price said hell miss at least one more game.UP NEXTDodgers: Ken Maeda (12-7) opens a home series against the Giants. He has won his last four decisions _ in five starts _ with a 3.45 ERA.Reds: Dan Straily (9-6) starts the opener of a two-game series against Texas at Great American Ball Park. Hes 3-3 career against the Rangers in 10 games. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '