Neymar struck thrice to help Barcelona whitewash Granada 6-0 at Nou Camp on Saturday.
The win saw the Catalans continue their impressive record of not conceding a single goal in the La Liga so far this season under former captain Luis Enrique.
A sloppy pass by the visitors led to the first goal, with Neymar retrieving a loose ball from Granada midfielder Hector Yuste before; he released a low shot which loop into the net off a deflection from a defender.
Two quick goals saw the hosts proceed to the break with a 3-0 advantage. Messi’s cross from the right byeline was first headed home by Rakitic before Granada goalkeeper Roberto beat teenager Munir to the Argentine’s through ball, only for the rebound to fall for Neymar who poked home neatly.
Barcelona continued from were they left off after the interval and got a fourth goal via a wonderful team effort. Xavi’s pass was quickly volleyed across Granada’s goal by Dani Alves allowing Messi to head home.
Neymar then completed his hat-trick from a Lionel Messi’s assist, before the four-time world player of the year dispossessed a Granada defender to calmly nick home and complete scoring.
The dominant victory saw Barca return to the top ahead of Valencia, who a due to play Real Sociedad on Sunday.