Sep 27, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
6-0
Granada
Neymar (26', 45', 66'), Rakitic (43'), Messi (62', 82')
Alves (81')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Rico (34'), Foulquier (84'), Pascual (89')

Live Commentary: Barcelona 6-0 Granada - as it happened

Neymar of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team-mate Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Betis Balompie at Camp Nou on April 5, 2014
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Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the La Liga clash between Barcelona and Granada at the Camp Nou, where the home side won 6-0.

Barcelona welcomed Granada to the Camp Nou in La Liga on Saturday.

Granada entered the match in decent form, but were blown away by the home side, with Neymar scoring a hat-trick in a 6-0 win.

Lionel Messi (2) and Ivan Rakitic were also on the scoresheet for the Catalan outfit.

Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.


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4.52pmAfternoon all! Sports Mole's live La Liga coverage continues from the Camp Nou as Barcelona welcome Granada. The home side would return to the top of the table with a point, but Granada have lost just once this season and are unbeaten on the road. Right, let me bring you up-to-date with the team news.

4.54pmTEAMS

BARCA: Bravo; Alves, Mascherano, Mathieu, Adriano; Xavi, Busquets, Rakitic; Munir, Messi, Neymar

GRANADA: Roberto; Nyom, Murillo, Babin, Foulquier; Iturra, Yuste, Fran Rico, Marquez; Success, El Arabi


4.56pmSo there we have it. There is a start for Xavi in the Barcelona midfield this afternoon, while Munir El-Haddadi returns to the attack alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar. Adriano also starts at left-back for the home side. For Granada, Youssef El-Arabi will lead the line, while Fran Rico and Success also start for the visitors.

4.58pmAs it stands, Barca sit second in the table on 13 points, with Valencia leading on goal difference. They have won four of their five games, drawing once in the process. Granada, meanwhile, have won two, drawn two and lost just once thus far. They were beaten 4-0 at the Camp Nou last season, but did beat Barcelona 1-0 on their own patch last April.

0 minHere we go then. Both sets of players join us on the pitch for the first period. It must be said that there is a brilliant atmosphere inside the stadium this late afternoon. Can Barcelona continue their strong start to the season? It is the home side that get the first 45 minutes of action underway.

2 minAs expected, the home side have taken control of the possession in the opening couple of minutes, but Granada have looked dangerous on the counter attack. El-Arabi threatens to run between the two Barcelona centre-backs, but Mathieu just does enough to clear. On another day, that could have been a red card.

4 minBarcelona continue to threaten in the final third with Munir and Neymar both involved, but Granada have come here to play as Success combines with El-Arabi, only to be denied by Busquets at the vital moment. Barcelona attempt to break with Neymar in the next attack, but the Brazilian is flagged offside.

7 minCROSSBAR! Oh my word! Granada come close to taking the lead as Foulquier finds El-Arabi inside the Barcelona box, but his effort smashes off the top of the crossbar. It was brilliant work from the striker, who had fallen to the ground, but still managed to poke his effort towards goal.

9 minIt has been all Barcelona since that chance for Granada, with Adriano and Alves both delivering into the box, but Roberto has been quick off his line to clear the danger. You just get the feeling that the away side need to ride out the opening 15 or 20 minutes here. Many sides have failed to do just that.

11 minCHANCE! Brilliant chance for Munir to hand Barcelona the lead as the youngster meets a cross from the right, but he just moves into an offside position when squaring for Neymar. The pressure is all coming from the home team.

13 minGranada just cannot get out of their own half at the moment as the pressure continues, with Munir again trying his luck from distance, but the danger is cleared by Nyom. Rakitic then excites the crowd with some skills on the edge of the box, but his effort is blocked by Fran Rico.

15 minJust a reminder that Real Madrid beat Villarreal earlier this afternoon and therefore Barcelona will feel that they cannot afford to drop points here. Moments ago, Messi had the ball in the back of the net, but the Argentine was ruled offside.

18 minMessi has another half-chance after driving to the edge of the box, but his effort is blocked. Granada are down the other end with El-Arabi moments later, but his effort is high and wide of the crossbar. Chances at either end with 18 minutes on the clock.

20 minThe home side continue to pin Granada to the edge of their own box, with Alves and Adriano involved in the final third. Rakitic drives a cross towards Munir, but Murillo is on hand to clear. Still goalless at the Camp Nou.

23 minHalf-chance for Xavi as the Barcelona midfielder strikes one from outside the box, but his effort was always straight at Roberto, who releases Success down the other end.

26 minGOAL! Barcelona 1-0 Granada (Neymar)

27 minBarcelona take the lead with 26 minutes on the clock as Neymar has an effort deflected beyond Roberto from close range. It is slightly harsh on Granada, but the goal had been coming.

29 minSuccess threatens for the away side after breaking into the Barcelona half, but Bravo is out to clear at the vital moment. Granada have another half-chance moments later as Murillo rises inside the box, but once again Bravo is on hand to claim. Plenty happening with 29 minutes on the clock here.

32 minYou just get the feeling that Granada need to hold on until the interval if they are to take something from this match. It is difficult to see them coming from 2-0 behind at the Camp Nou, despite the fact that they have made a decent start to the new season and look much-improved on the previous campaign.

34 minBOOKING! Rico goes into the book for Granada following a late challenge on Neymar.

36 minNot too much to report in terms of clear chances in the last couple of moments, but the home side remain in control of the possession. Alves delivers a cross from the right, but Roberto comes to collect ahead of Messi. Little under 10 minutes of the first period remaining at the Camp Nou. It has just flown past.

38 minIt is almost like a training match at the moment as Barcelona continue to dominate the ball in the final third. Neymar attempts to switch the play over to Adriano, but his pass is too long for Granada have a goal kick.

40 minLittle over five minutes of the first period remaining and Barcelona are in control of the possession. Adriano is again involved down the left as the Brazilian delivers towards Messi, but Babin is on hand to clear. Granada break down the other end with Success moments later, but the powerful forward heads a El-Arabi cross over the crossbar. The away side are still very much in this contest.

43 minGOAL! Barcelona 2-0 Granada (Rakitic)

44 minThe home side have their second of the match as Rakitic heads a Messi cross into the back of the net from close range. Another La Liga goal for Rakitic, who has been very impressive this season.

45 min+1GOAL! Barcelona 3-0 Granada (Neymar)

45 min+2Well, that is game over then. Barcelona have their third of the match as Neymar converts from inside the box after Roberto had made a low save to deny Munir. Brilliant anticipation from the Brazilian.

45 min+2HALF-TIME: Barcelona 3-0 Granada

5.49pmPoor old Granada. They have been in this match for long spells, but now trail 3-0 at the break following a double from Neymar and header from Rakitic. Barcelona are just full of goals at the moment and seem to be heading for another comfortable win at the Camp Nou. Just brilliant stuff.

5.54pmSTATS! Barcelona have utterly dominated the possession with 76%, while they have had six attempts, three of which have been on target. Granada, meanwhile, have hit the target with one of their five attempts. There has been just the one yellow card, meanwhile, with Rico in the book for Granada.

5.59pmBENCH WATCH! The home side have plenty of attacking options on their bench this afternoon in the shape of Sandro, Iniesta and Pedro. It isn't as if they need them at the moment though! Granada, meanwhile, have the likes of Piti and Jhon Cordoba in reserve. Both managers can alter proceedings from the bench.

46 minHere we go then. Both sets of players join us on the pitch for the second 45 minutes. Will Barcelona run riot in the second period? Or can Granada respond? The away side get the half underway.

47 minSUBS! Two changes for Granada at the break, with Piti and Eddy replacing Rico and Yuste.

49 minDecent start to the half from Granada as the away side force a free kick just outside the Barcelona box, but Piti can only curl his effort high and wide of the crossbar. Success is down the right moments later, but his cross is cleared by Mascherano. Nothing much from Barcelona in the second period thus far.

51 minFirst sign of Messi in the second period as the Argentine drives past Babin inside the box, but the attacker just loses control at the vital moment and the chance is gone. Granada are down the other end with Eddy moments later, but the forward cannot move away from the challenge of Busquets, who is across to clear.

53 minThe referee has been more involved than he would have liked in the last couple of moments due to a number of late challenges, but he has not been prepared to dip into his pocket unless really necessary. The referee must be credited for contributing to a very good game of football at the Camp Nou.

56 minXavi stands over a free kick outside the Granada box, but Roberto is across to make a very smart save. It appears that the home side are preparing to make their first change of the match with little over 30 minutes remaining. Just a reminder that Granada made two subs at the break, with Eddy and Piti both entering.

58 minCHANCE! Wonderful chance for Munir to score Barcelona's fourth following a through pass from Messi, but the youngster can only clip his effort just wide of the post. So close!

60 minSUB! First change for Barcelona as Rakitic is replaced by Sergi Roberto.

62 minGOAL! Barcelona 4-0 Granada (Messi)

63 minMessi joins the party for Barcelona as the Argentine heads a Dani Alves cross into the back of the net.

65 minGranada have not been that bad this afternoon and still trail 4-0. That says a lot about the strength of this Barcelona team at the moment. I think that there is a certain Luis Suarez to come back next month as well!

66 minSUB! Another change for Barcelona as Bartra replaces Busquets.

66 minGOAL! Barcelona 5-0 Granada (Neymar)

67 minNeymar completes his hat-trick for the home side after collecting a low cross from Messi. Brilliant work between those two once again. Not a bad pair are they!

69 minAlmost number six for the home side as Adriano curls one from just outside the box, but Roberto is on hand to make the save. Little over 20 minutes of football remaining and Barcelona are running riot here. This could be six or seven in the latter stages, which would really harm Granada's confidence.

72 minBabin has a problem here following a high challenge with Neymar, but it does seem that the big centre-back will be fit to continue. The home side, meanwhile, are preparing to make their third and final change.

73 minSUB! The change is made as Sandro replaces Munir.

75 minIn fairness to Granada, they are still trying to force the issue here, with Success and El-Arabi both involved in the final third. However, Barcelona have been so comfortable and continue to threaten down the other end. It might be worth closing up for the away side and trying to keep this down to five.

77 minNot too much to report in terms of chances in the last couple of minutes, but the home side continue to force the issue with Sandro and Messi causing havoc in the final third. There has been so many positives for Luis Enrique this afternoon. This is a serious warning to the likes of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

79 minHalf-chance for Barcelona as Xavi strikes one from outside the box, but his effort is straight at Roberto, who cannot wait for this match to end. Sandro is involved down the opposite side moments later, but Neymar had moved into an offside position. Little over 10 minutes of this La Liga contest remaining.

82 minGOAL! Barcelona 6-0 Granada (Messi)

83 minThat boy Messi can play a bit can't he?! Barcelona have their sixth and Messi has his second as the Argentine converts from close range after robbing Murillo of the ball.

85 minWell, it is a bit of a thumping isn't it. Barcelona have just been different standard this evening. How is Luis Suarez going to fit into this team? That is a seriously scary thought isn't it.

88 minMarquez tries his luck for the away side after finding some space outside the box, but his effort is straight at the goalkeeper. Little over two minutes of normal time remaining at the Camp Nou.

90 minThe fourth official indicates that we will play an additional two minutes.

90 min+2Possession football from the home side as we enter the final few seconds. Granada cannot wait to get off the pitch and regroup. Who can blame them?! Barca have been sensational.

90 min+3FULL-TIME: Barcelona 6-0 Granada

6.52pmSo there we have it. The referee brings the match to a close with Barcelona running out 6-0 winners. Thanks for joining Sports Mole for the action and be sure to remain with us for Atletico Madrid against Sevilla. Until then!

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