Barcelona thrashed Osasuna as Lionel Messi scored 4 goals to reach 33 goals in the Spanish league, 15 more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao who have 18.
Barcelona opened the score quickly as Lionel Messi received a ball from midfield maestro Xavi at the 11th minute.
Osasuna tied promptly as French midfielder Raoul Loe took a left footed shot that beat keeper Víctor Valdés at the 24th.
However, 3 minutes later, Osasuna defender Arribas, stopped inside the box with his right hand a shot by Adriano. The referee signaled a penalty a Arribas got a second yellow card and was expelled. Messi converted the penalty to out Barcelona ahead again.
At the 40th minute, Xavi put a long pass to Dani Alves who did one of his usual runs on the right wing. The Brazilian was not selfish and made a back pass to Pedro who scored easily to make things 3-1.
During the second half, Barcelona made the difference bigger as Messi continued his inspired night; something that is not unusual. Villa put a nice pass to the Argentine at the 56th and two minutes later it was Adriano who set up the 'flea' who scored his fourth of the night.
Barcelona reached 58 points and is comfortably leading La Liga 11 points clear of Atletico Madrid and 15 of Real Madrid.