Three quick thoughts as Barcelona take another step towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 derbi win at Catalan capital neighbours Espanyol on Saturday.
1. Barca keep focus and get job done early
This Catalan capital derbi game looked like a potential banana skin for Barcelona. Espanyol have been in decent form recently, and it seemed possible for at least part of Barca's collective mindset to be elsewhere in the run-up to kickoff.
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Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as Barcelona eased their way to a 2-0 win at local rivals Espanyol to increase their grip on top spot in the Primera Division.
Brazilian Neymar struck after 16 minutes put Barcelona on their way to victory and then Messi scored from a tight angle nine minutes later to double the visitors' lead.
The only negative for Luis Enrique's side was Jordi Alba getting sent off in the second half for earning two successive bookings, but the league leaders continued...