Barcelona stayed top of La Liga after a comfortable 3-0 win over Racing Santander with goals by Xavi and a brace by Lionel Messi proving decisive. Elsewhere, Real Madrid scored an impressive 4-1 win over high-flying Real Betis with Gonzalo Higuain bagging a hat-trick.
Pep Guardiola’s men produced a classy display at the Camp Nou as they overwhelmed Racing Santander with World Player of The Year Lionel Messi again looking in imperious form as the champions continue to sit at the summit of La Liga.
Earlier in the day, Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid side had gone top albeit temporarily after a resounding 4-1 win over Real Betis with Gonzalo Higuain’s smashing in a hat-trick and the return to form of Kaka proving decisive. The pair contine to be seperated by a solitary point after seven matches.