Neymar scored a brace as Barcelona moved seven points clear at the top of La Liga after yet another convincing victory – a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad at Camp Nou.
Luis Enrique’s red-hot side have now scored 14 goals in just three games after successive high scoring triumphs over Real Madrid and AS Roma respectively. The deadlock was broken on this occasion after just 22 minutes when Neymar smashed the ball into the back of the net from a Dani Alves low cross.
Alves was also the provider of Barcelona’s second goal when he found Luis Suarez with a deep cross and the Uruguayan finished with an acrobatic effort just three minutes before the half-time break. Barcelona extended their lead on 53 minutes when Neymar sealed a double after meeting a cross from Jeremy Mathieu.
It was a frustrating afternoon in front of goal for Lionel Messi but he finally got on the score-sheet – his first league strike in two months – in added time as he tapped in a Neymar pass to complete the rout.
Luis Enrique’s side move to 33 points with 11 wins from 13 games – seven points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid who host Espanyol at 17.15.