LionelMessi scored twice in the second half to beat opponents Espanyol and take a 13-pointlead in the La Liga table.
Espanyol cameclose in the first half but Victor Sanchez failing to direct the ball to theback of Barcelona’s net.
Barcelona dominated the first half with LionelMessi, Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic causing all manner of trouble to Espanyoldefense.
LionelMessi broke the deadlock in the 71-minute following a counter attack from Barcelona.
Messidoubled the lead in the 89th minute after picking up a Malcolm’scross scoring his 22nd goal in 15 La Liga games.
Barcelona are scheduled to face English side Manchester United in the Champions League away at the Old Trafford.