Barcelona kept pace with Real Madrid at the summit of La Liga, moving joint-top of the table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Getafe.
Rafael Benitez’s side had put down a marker earlier in the day with a 3-1 home win over Las Palmas, but Barcelona had no issue in matching that result to keep the two Clasico rivals inseparable as the first derby of the season comes into sight.
Lionel Messi remains missing for the Catalans through injury, but Luis Suarez has stepped into the Argentinean’s void – scoring five goals in his last three appearances. The former Liverpool striker’s first half opener was crucial to setting Barca on their way to victory.
Neymar added a second after the break to put Barcelona out of sight, as the Liga champions joined Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on 24 points.