Mar 26, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
3-0
Celta Vigo
Neymar (7', 67'), Messi (30')
Adriano (21'), Alba (45')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Fernandez (75'), Mallo (83')

Result: Barcelona top La Liga table with Celta Vigo victory

Barcelona top the La Liga table after beating Celta Vigo 3-0 at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona have seen off Celta Vigo 3-0 at the Camp Nou to top the La Liga table.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs RC Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 26, 2014© Getty Images

Gerardo Martino's side climb to the summit ahead of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid's matches later tonight, with a Neymar brace and a Lionel Messi goal giving Barca the victory.

The hosts opened the scoring after just seven minutes courtesy of Neymar, who tapped in from close range after receiving an unselfish pass from Messi.

Neymar came close to doubling his tally moments later after once more being picked out by Messi, though the Brazilian failed to find the net from a tight angle.

Celta had a chance to level the contest through Augusto Fernandez, who found space in the box following a corner, but his effort was just wide of the post.

Messi added a second for Barca with 31 minutes on the clock, driving into the box before rounding Yoel and finishing into the bottom corner to give his side some breathing space.

Ten minutes into the second half the Sky Blues had another opportunity to open their account for the night. Fernandez was again involved, meeting a cross from Levy Madina and forcing substitute goalkeeper Jose Pinto into a fine close-range save.

Luis Enrique's side would live to rue the missed opportunity, as with 68 minutes gone Neymar added to his tally when he collected a long pass from Alexis Sanchez, smashing the ball into the bottom corner.

Sanchez almost added a fourth for Barcelona after being played through by Pedro, although Jonny was in place to make a challenge to prevent the Spaniard from converting.

Barcelona'sLionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Real Madrid in the La Liga match on March 23, 2014
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