La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid Win Ahead of El Clasico Clash

After a frustrating opening 45 minutes, Barcelona got three goals past the Eibar defence with Neymar, Xavi Hernandez and Lionel Messi scoring one each

updated: October 19, 2014 08:03 IST
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Lionel Messi (center) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal.


Madrid: Barcelona maintained their four-point lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga ahead of next weekend's first El Clasico of the season with a 3-0 win over Eibar on Saturday.

Madrid cruised to victory earlier in the day as they secured a seventh consecutive win in all competitions with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice in a 5-0 rout away to Levante.

After a frustrating opening 45 minutes, Barca finally went in front when Xavi Hernandez dinked home his first goal of the season from Lionel Messi's slide rule pass on the hour mark.

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