Luis Suárez and Neymar both benefited from Sergi Roberto’s assists to score in each half as Barcelona secured back-to-back clean sheets for the first time in 2015-with a 2-0 win on over Getafe on Saturday at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez stadium.
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique made nine changes to the side that drew goalless against Villanovense in the Copa del Rey in a midweek tie with Claudio Bravo back in goal, Jordi Alba and Dani Alves either side of the defence and Gerard Pique partnering Jeremy Mathieu, who kept his place.
In midfield came Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto, while Luis Suarez and Neymar partnered Munir El Haddadi, another survivor from the trip to Extremadura, up top.
Andres Iniesta was fit enough to feature in the match day squad, having recovered from a month-long hamstring injury, but he was not risked from the offset.
El Geta, who had not conceded in their last two home games, were intent on defending extremely deeply in a bid to stifle Barca’s incisive forward play, and it worked as the Catalans – with only one win in their last five on the road – struggled to make the breakthrough for most part of the first half.
Nonetheless, the treble-winners refused to throw in the towel and were rewarded for their patience when Sergi Roberto’s fabulous flick was weighted to perfection for Suarez in the box to dink the ball the ball past Vicente Guaita at his near post for his eighth La Liga goal of the season after 37 minutes of play.
Neymar made it 2-0 13 inutes after the break with Roberto getting on the assists sheet again to hand Barcelona a comfortable 2-0 victory with the home side having nothing in response.