Lionel Messi struck a marvellous hat-trick to inspire Barcelona to a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo.
The Argentine scored from the penalty spot before giving away a free-kick which led to Olaza’s equaliser for the visitors.
But on the stroke of half-time, a trademark free-kick from the 32-year-old put Barca in front.
And he sealed his 34th La Liga hat-trick – tying Cristiano Ronaldo’s record – with another superb free-kick to give Ernesto Valverde’s side some comfort at the Camp Nou.
Sergio Busquets then sealed the win with a strike into the corner with five minutes remaining to kill off struggling Celta.
After Real Madrid had beaten Eibar 4-0 earlier in the day, the Blaugrana are back at the top of La Liga, leading their rivals on goal difference.