Lionel Messi scores here again from a free kick.
Barcelona thanked the victory to three attackers. Lionel Messi, last week, only fifth in the battle for the Golden Ball, played an excellent match and took advantage of two free kicks. Also, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembélé met the goal.
The lijstaanvoerder benefited from the tie of Sevilla against Valencia (1-1). Basisspeler Quincy Promes and his teammates verspeelden the victory in injury time. Mouctar Diakhaby made just before the final whistle the same for Valencia. Sevilla had the lead through a goal by Pablo Sarabia.
Barcelona now has a lead of three points at Sevilla and Atlético Madrid, Deportivo Alavés won: 3-0.