Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani
Alves, Puyol, Abidal, Maxwell; Xavi (Keita 66'), Mascherano (Busquets 51'),
Iniesta; Messi, David Villa, Pedro (Bojan 60'). 4-3-3.
Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez, Ansotegi, Mikel González, De la Bella; Diego Rivas, Elustondo; Xabi Prieto (Sarpong 79'), Aranburu (Zurutuza 55'), Griezmann; Joseba Llorente (Tamudo 68'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 08. Villa. Got ahead of marker to turn in Pedro's cross from close to goal.
2-0. 32. Iniesta. Picked up return pass from Pedro and fired shot inside near post.
3-0. 46. Messi. Beat Bravo with angled shot after quick passing move with Alves.
4-0. 86. Messi. Ran across front of area and turned shot back past keeper.
5-0. 90. Bojan. Beat Bravo at second attempt after keeper saved first shot.
Yellow cards: Mascherano 07'.
Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 5-0 in the last match on Sunday evening to clock up a ninth win in a row in the league, keeping them two points ahead of their rivals Real Madrid in the table. Within eight minutes they were in front, Villa turning Pedro's cross past Bravo from close up. And Pedro and Dani Alves both missed chances before Iniesta picked up Pedro's return pass to fire a shot inside the near post for the second. A minute after the restart Messi and Alves played ping-pong through the visiting defence before Messi finished things off, and Messi hit the post before picking up a short pass from substitute Bojan and running across the front of the defence to turn a shot back past Bravo for his second of the evening. There was still time for Bojan to get in on the act as well at the end, taking the aggregate scoreline over the last four league matches to a staggering 21-0.