Barcelona too have started the domestic campaign in perfect style. With a total of 18 points from 18 – life after Pep Guardiola may not be too bad for the Catalans.
However, too maintain there perfect start to the season Barcelona had to wait until the 87th minute to take the lead. The Barcelona legend Xavi, picked the ball up from 18 yards before sending a half-volley off the underside of the bar and into the back of the net.
A goal that has ensured an 8 point lead over rivals Real Madrid, you could tell through Lionel Messi's reaction how important wins like these are to a championship campaign. Barcelona are desperate to re-claim the La Liga trophy – and if they are too keep this run of form into El Clasico on Sunday, expect Barcelona to take an even bigger lead over Real Madrid.