La Liga: FC Barcelona 4-0 Rayo Vallecano: Highlights

A chance to relive Barcelona's 4-0 La Liga victory over Rayo Vallecano, as the Blaugrana extended their 100% record to five games

Possession? Or the final result? It's a debate that is sure to polarise the fanbase, who clearly appreciate the team exerting complete control over the opposition -- just as they appreciate landslide wins. My personal view? The latter is perhaps more important, but in an ideal world, the club achieve both -- exerting control over a game isn't just about possession, nor is it about the final result. It's a combination of the two. A 4-0 win isn't tainted by 45% possession, but it is enhanced by 65, 75 or 85% possession.

Still, the possession statistics can take nothing away from what was a very good performance from the visiting Blaugrana. Travelling to Vallecas is a tough proposal for most teams, regardless of Rayo's current form (or lack thereof) -- but Barcelona have made it look easy. 7-0, 5-0; now 4-0 -- it's almost become a home away from home for the Catalans.

Pedro returned to form with a superb hat-trick, reminding some Cules of his talents in front of goal. While it's only one game, it was an encouraging performance from the Spanish winger; is it a coincidence that our best seasons in recent memory have involved a fully-fit and scoring Pedro on the wing? Cesc Fabregas continued his fine form with a goal of his own late on, while Lionel Messi didn't score, but performed admirably as the false nine, occasionally wandering out to the right to wreak havoc on poor Johan Mojica. Neymar could have finished with a brace on another night -- and who can forget Victor Valdes' impressive penalty save?

Note: This is the full game -- not a highlights package

More from Barca Blaugranes:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Barca Blaugranes

You must be a member of Barca Blaugranes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Barca Blaugranes. You should read them.

Join Barca Blaugranes

You must be a member of Barca Blaugranes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Barca Blaugranes. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker