First Division - Day 3

Barcelona 5 - Atlético Madrid 2

Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Piqué (Márquez 75'), Chygrynskiy, Maxwell; Xavi (Iniesta 65'), Sergio Busquets, Keita; Messi, Ibrahimovic (Pedro 84'), Henry. 4-3-3.
Atlético: Roberto; Perea, Pablo, Ujfalusi, Antonio López; Maxi, Paulo Assunçao (Koke 70'), Jurado, Simao (Cléber Santana 56'); Agüero (Sinama-Pongolle 73'), Diego Forlán. 4-4-2.

1-0. 02. Ibrahimovic. Ran on to Busquets pass and lifted angled shot over Roberto.
2-0. 16. Messi. Controlled Xavi pass on chest and dummied past keeper to score.
3-0. 30. Alves. Struck fierce free kick into far corner of net from thirty yards out.
4-0. 41. Keita. Turned ball in to empty net after good run by Messi on left of area.
4-1. 45. Agüero. Intercepted Busquets headed back pass and ran on to lob Valdés.
4-2. 84. Diego Forlán. Shot wide of Valdés after Sinama headed back clearance.
5-2. 93. Messi. Struck low shot across Roberto after Alves and Iniesta combined.

Yellow cards: Ujfalusi 37', Chygrynskiy 67', Pablo 92'.

The clashes between Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have a reputation for goals, and Saturday night's game was no exception as Pep Guardiola's side ran out 5-2 winners.

Within two minutes Henry had hit the bar and Ibrahimovic had given the locals the lead, and soon afterwards Messi collected Xavi's lifted pass on his chest and dummied past Roberto to score.

The keeper was left rooted to the spot as Dani Alves crashed a long free kick past him on the half hour mark, and Keita rubbed further salt in to the wounds with a fourth goal after good work by Messi shortly before half time.

Agüero took advantage of a bad headed pass to get one back on the stroke of half time, and Forlán reduced the difference further with a second goal after the break.

However with the game in injury time Iniesta and Alves combined down the right wing to set up Messi for Barça's fifth. They stay top of the table, and Atlético ended the day in next to bottom spot having only picked up one point in their first three matches.