Madrid: Spanish football giants Barcelona ensured they will go into the international break as leaders of the Primera Liga beating Rayo Vallecano 2-0 here at the Vallecas Stadium.
Saturday's victory means Barca have dropped just two points all season and are yet to concede a goal in their first seven league matches, reports Xinhua.
Rayo remained true to their attacking instincts and looked to take the game to a Barca side which included Xavi Hernandez and left-back Jeremy Mathieu in the starting eleven.
However, the Madrid based outfit committed the serious mistake of pushing their central defenders forward to the half-way line where they were exposed to the pace of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Munir.
Rayo paid the price when first Messi and then Neymar scored in rapid succession in the 35th and 36th minutes.
Messi opened the scoring moments after he had seen a goal ruled out for offside. But Rayo didn't learn from the let off and the Argentine ran through unopposed again to open the scoring.
Neymar doubled the lead with a low right foot shot after being set up by Munir and the game tilted Barca's way.