Barcelona moved ahead of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga, for 24 hours at least, after beating Leganes 5-1 on Saturday. Lionel Me...
Barcelona moved ahead of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga, for 24 hours at least, after beating Leganes 5-1 on Saturday.
Lionel Messi scored a brace, with Luis Suarez, Neymar and Rafinha also on the scoresheet, as Luis Enrique's side carried their free-scoring run into La Liga after thrashing Celtic 7-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Messi opened the scoring in the 15th minute before setting up Suarez for a second, and the match was effectively over as a contest when Neymar struck just before the break.
Messi's penalty made it 4-0 on 55 minutes before Rafinha produced the goal of the game with a curling effort from outside the box.
Leganes pulled back a late consolation, the first ever top flight goal at their Butarque stadium, through Gabriel Appelt Pires' free kick.
Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres both scored twice as Atletico Madrid claimed a 5-0 win over Sporting Gijon.
A day after manager Diego Simeone reduced the length of his contract by two seasons, Atletico produced a commanding performance as Kevin Gameiro scored in between two first-half goals from strike partner Griezmann.
Torres wrapped up a comprehensive victory in the second half as Atletico secured their second successive league success.
The win also saw Simeone's side keep up the early pace on title rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid after a slow start to the campaign.