Neymar, Suarez and Rafinha were in top form for Barcelona as the Catalan giants breezed past a hapless Sporting Gijon side.
Neymar effectively carried the burden of Lionel Messi's absence on in his shoulders as he scored two goals against a tame Sporting Gijon side to see his side win 5-0.
TheHardTackle's Previews Sporting Gijon's Trip to Camp Nou to Face a Barcelona side Without Lionel Messi
It was an important weekend in the race for La Liga title as Barcelona dropped points at Sevilla and Real Madrid made no mistake to close down the gap to 5 points. The race at the bottom of the table is as intense as ever.
With Lionel Messi missing, FC Barcelona is bound to lose some sheen in their attack. But the likes of David Villa and Andres Iniesta should be able to cope with the loss. Read more about FCB's upcoming fixture..