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')

Player Ratings: Barcelona 6-0 Granada

Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during Barcelona's 6-0 win over Granada at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona stormed back to the top of the La Liga table with a 6-0 win over Granada on Saturday.

Neymar scored a hat-trick for the Catalan outfit, while Lionel Messi (2) and Ivan Rakitic were also among the goals.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during the Spanish affair.


Neymar of FC Barcelona scores the opening goal past Diego Mainz of Granda CF during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Granada CF at Camp Nou on September 27, 2014© Getty Images

BARCELONA

Goal

Claudio Bravo: Only had to deal with one attempt from Granada as he spent much of the 90 minutes watching his teammates dominate possession of the ball. (6/10)

Defence

Dani Alves: The Brazilian was in his element against a deep Granada defence. Did not really have a man to mark as he played as a right-winger for much of the contest. (7/10)

Javier Mascherano: Was troubled in the early stages as Granada broke with numbers, but he was comfortable as the match progressed. Another strong performance from the Argentine. (7/10)

Jeremy Mathieu: Seems to be Barcelona's first-choice centre-back at the moment and continued his strong start to the season with another confident display at the heart of the defence. (7/10)

Adriano: Like Alves, spent most of his time in the final third as Granada struggled for possession. Put in some very dangerous crosses for the home team. (7/10)

Midfield

Sergio Busquets: Always does what is asked of him. Will never be as classy as those ahead of him, but his range of passing and reading of the game is just brilliant. (7/10)

Ivan Rakitic: Another La Liga goal for the Croatian, who headed a Messi cross past Roberto late in the first period. Has been brilliant in the early stages of his Barcelona career. (8/10)

Xavi: Controlled the tempo of the match on his return to the team. The legs might not move as fast as they used to, but he has such intelligence. A brilliant midfield performance from the veteran. (8/10)

Attack

Munir El-Haddadi: Had a couple of half-chances, but failed to find the back of the net. Was once again bright, but ultimately overshadowed by his fellow attackers. (7/10)

Lionel Messi: Stunning performance from the Argentine, who scored twice in addition to providing two assists. It was just a sensational display from the attacker. (9/10)

Neymar: Continued his strong start to the season with a wonderful hat-trick. Starting to show the type of form that makes him one of the best in the world. (9/10)

Substitutes

Sergi Roberto: Introduced in the second period and was steady enough without really stamping his authority on the match. Needs to do a little bit more. (6/10)

Marc Bartra: Replaced Busquets after 64 minutes and slotted effortlessly into the back four. Really needs a run in the team at this stage of his career. (7/10)

Sandro Ramirez: Replaced fellow youngster Munir late on and showed his incredible promise with a series of mazy runs. (6/10)


Head Coach of Levante UD Joaquin Caparros reacts during the La Liga match between Levante UD and Granada CF at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on November 03, 2013© Getty Images

GRANADA

Goal

Roberto: Could not really be faulted for any of the Barcelona goals, but looked shaky from crosses. Was not really helped by his defence, who went missing for long spells. (5/10)

Defence

Allan Nyom: Usually such a threat in the final third with his pace and power, but could not influence the match this afternoon. Was also caught out defensively. (5/10)

Jeison Murillo: Made a big mistake late on after slipping outside his own box, allowing Messi to slide home. That capped a disappointing performance from the centre-back. (4/10)

Jean-Sylvain Babin: Was given the complete run-around by the Barcelona attack this evening. Struggled to get near to the home side and looked untidy in possession of the ball. (4/10)

Dimitri Foulquier: Was prepared to break past his midfield, but in doing so left huge gaps for the Barcelona attack to exploit. (5/10)

Midfield

Manuel Iturra: Did his best to get close to the Barcelona midfield, but simply did not have the support of his teammates at the Camp Nou. (5/10)

Hector Yuste: Was hardly seen in the first 45 minutes and it came as no surprise when he was replaced at the interval. (4/10)

Fran Rico: Like Yuste, Rico was also replaced at the interval after picking up a yellow card in a disappointing first-half performance. Never looked up to the pace of the match. (4/10)

Javi Marquez: Did his best to drive his team forward throughout the contest, but the visitors simply did not have enough of the ball to cause any problems. (6/10)

Attack

Isaac Success: Arguably his side's best player at the Camp Nou. Success proved a real threat to the Granada defence with his pace and power, but the forward did lack an end product. (6/10)

Youssef El-Arabi: So often the focal point for Granada, but he was starved of possession. Cannot really be blamed due to the lack of service for the 27-year-old. (5/10)

Substitutes

Piti: Took the captain's armband at the interval and showed his quality from set pieces in the second period, coming close on a couple of occasions. (6/10)

Pascual Eddy: Brought on at the interval in an attempt to tighten the defence, but Eddy struggled to match the quality on display from the home side's attack. (5/10)

Luis Martins: Replaced El-Arabi after 67 minutes as Granada attempted to limit the damage. (5/10)


Neymar of FC Barcelona scores the opening goal past Diego Mainz of Granda CF during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Granada CF at Camp Nou on September 27, 2014
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