Barcelona: Víctor Valdés;
Montoya, Piqué, Puyol (Marc Bartra 75'), Jordi Alba; Xavi, Alex Song,
Iniesta; Pedro (Fàbregas 77'), Messi, David Villa (Tello 60'). 4-3-3.
Zaragoza: Roberto; Goni, Pinter, Álvaro, Paredes; Apoño, Movilla; Zuculini (Wilchez 58'), Víctor Rodríguez (Hélder Postiga 73'), Paco Montañés; Aranda (Babovic 81'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 15. Messi. Controlled Jordi Alba cross and struck shot wide of Roberto.
1-1. 23. Paco Montañés. Fired shot back past Valdés after corner not cleared.
2-1. 28. Alex Song. Struck low shot through keeper after Messi laid ball back.
3-1. 60. Messi. Picked up Montoya return pass and steered shot in off far post.
Yellow cards: Zuculini 48'.
Barcelona extended their record breaking start to the season by another three points after beating Zaragoza 3-1 on Saturday evening. Tito Vilanova lined up with nine Spanish internationals in his side, plus Alex Song (who was replacing the suspended Busquets) and Messi, another home grown player. Messi it was who opened the scoring on the quarter hour mark, the Argentinian forward picking up a return pass from Jordi Alba before ghosting past his marker and firing a low shot past Roberto. Eight minutes later Paco Montañés levelled the scores for the visitors following a Víctor Rodríguez corner (incidentally, both players having started their careers in the Nou Camp), Alvaro's header cleared by Montoya only as far as the winger, whose shot took a deflection off Puyol to wrong-foot Valdés. Soon afterwards however Song restored the lead for the locals after a good run by Messi on the left of the area, and with an hour on the clock Messi scored his second of the evening after combining with Montoya. Iniesta could have added to the scoreline when he curled a shot against the crossbar with ten minutes to go, but the result was never in doubt, and Barça move on to 34 points from their first twelve matches.