Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Lopo, Colotto,
Filipe Luis; Sergio, Antonio Tomás (Bodipo 82'); Juan Rodríguez,
Adrián (Juca 62'), Guardado (Pablo Alvarez 86'); Mista. 4-2-3-1.
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta (Keita 88'); Messi, Ibrahimovic, Henry (Pedro 69'). 4-3-3.
0-1. 26. Messi. Picked up Alves pass and beat Aranzubia with shot on turn.
1-1. 39. Adrián. Header following long clearance which Valdés fumbled in to net.
1-2. 79. Messi. Steered header wide of keeper from Pedro's chipped cross.
1-3. 88. Ibrahimovic. Connected with Abidal cross and drilled shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Alves 47', Mista 58', Abidal 76'.
Barcelona maintained their five point lead at the top of the table after beating Deportivo 1-3 on Saturday evening. A full strength Guardiola side dominated the first half, and went ahead when Messi drilled a low shot past Aranzubia after Alves set him up.
Depor levelled the scores before the break with virtually their first effort on target, Valdés helping Adrián's header in to the net after Busquets could only head back Aranzubia's long clearance.
But late in the second half Messi guided a header past the keeper from Pedro's cross, and with two minutes to go Ibrahimovic connected with a cross from Abidal to wrap things up.