A hat-trick from Lionel Messi and brace from David Villa guided Spanish league champions, Barcelona to an emphatic 8-0 drabbing of Osasuna at the Camp Nou on Saturday.
Argentinean ace Messi opened the scoring quickly in the fifth minute, sliding onto a Dani Alves cross. He added another with a scorcher of an effort in the 41st minute, and completed his hat-trick in the 79th minute with a wonderful display of skill, to wriggle through the Osasuna defence.
Newcomer Fabregas, who has featured and scored in every league match since joining the side, added his third goal in three matches early in the 12th minute for the hosts.
Osasuna defender Ruben Gonzalez Rocha gave the hosts their fourth goal in a puzzling 40th minute own goal, with the ball ricocheting off him into the goal after a pass from his keeper Andres Fernandez.
Spanish international striker, David Villa, added two of his own to the Catalan giants’ goal tally in the 34th minute and the 76th minutes respectively, the second of which came after a brilliant assist from new-boy, Cesc Fabregas.
The Spanish champions reproduced their over-powering footballing displays, after suffering successive draws in their last two fixtures against AC Milan in the Champions League and La Liga side, Real Sociedad.
Their fierce rivals and long-term opponents, Real Madrid, remain in top spot, and are momentarily equal on points with the Catalan side in wait of their match in hand a day later against the easy task of league newcomers, Levante.