Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves,
Márquez (Piqué 59'), Puyol, Maxwell; Xavi, Busquets (Touré
Yaya 75'), Iniesta; Messi, Ibrahimovic, Pedro (Keita 75'). 4-3-3.
Almería: Diego Alves; Michel Macedo, Pellerano, Acasiete, Cisma; Bernardello, Chico; Juanma Ortíz (Soriano 79'), Crusat (Nieto 73'), Guilherme; Kalu Uche (Piatti 65'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 30. Pedro. Picked up Messi pass and beat keeper with fierce shot on turn.
Yellow cards: Xavi 20', Juanma Ortíz 38', Bernadello 45', Iniesta 77', Puyol 79'.
Barcelona equalled their best ever start to the season with a sixth win out of six, although they made hard work of it before beating Almería 1-0. Pep Guardiola's side were on top for much of the match, Messi going close a couple of times and Xavi and Pedro hitting the post in the first twenty minutes. With half an hour on the clock Pedro got what was to prove the only goal of the match with an impressive shot from the left of the area, but apart from a couple of efforts by Messi and Ibrahimovic after the break, that was about it.