Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani
alves, Piqué, Mascherano (Marc Bartra 35'), Adriano; Xavi, Busquets,
Iniesta; Alexis, Messi (Sergi Roberto 81'), Neymar (Pedro 73'). 4-3-3.
Real: Claudio Bravo; Estrada (Ansotegi 46'), Cadamuro, Iñigo Martínez, De la Bella; Bergara, Javi Ros (Rubén Pardo 76'); Sangalli, Xabi Prieto (Agirretxe 20'), Griezmann; Seferovic. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 05. Neymar. Ran ball in to net after Bravo failed to cut out Alexis cross.
2-0. 08. Messi. Lunged forward to head Neymar's cross past keeper on far post.
3-0. 23. Busquets. Picked up loose clearance and fired low shot past Bravo.
3-1. 64. De la Bella. Turned ball in from close to goal following Agirretxe cross.
4-1. 76. Marc Bartra. Got on the end of Messi cross to turn ball in from close up.
Yellow cards: Agirretxe 54'.
The midweek round of games kicked off on Tuesday evening with Barcelona beating Real Sociedad 4-1, Tata Martino joining Tito Vilanova as one of the only managers to clock up six victories in their first six games in charge at the Nou Camp. There was a brief scare when Seferovic hit the bar early on, but with five minutes on the clock a misunderstanding between Cadamuro and Claudio Bravo allowed Neymar to turn in an Alexis cross, and three minutes later Messi dived forward to head in another cross from Neymar. Midway through the first half Messi had a back-heel shot blocked and then fired the rebound against the bar, but a bad clearance by Griezmann fell to Busquets, who thumped a low shot back in to the net. Alexis, Messi and Neymar could all have added to the scoreline on numerous occasions either side of half time, but twenty minutes in to the second half De la Bella got one back after Agirretxe pulled down a high ball in front of Piqué and poked the ball across for him to score. A few minutes later though substitute Marc Bartra got on the end of Messi's low cross to make it four, and Alexis came close to a fifth when he headed against the bar in the last minute.