Spanish champions, Barcelona got back to winning ways by defeating Real Betis 3-2 on Sunday late kick-off.
The victory ensures the defending champions move within three points of first placed Real Madrid who thrashed Osasuna 4-1 during the afternoon kick-off.
The match was a highly tensed one as both sides ended the game with 10 men each.
Also, the Blaugurans had their talisman to look up to for inspiration as he provided the three assists of his side.
The Spanish champions can now concentrate on their forthcoming UEFA champions league fixture.