Barcelona eased to a 2-1 win at home to Levante on Sunday to cut Real Madrid’s lead in La Liga back to three points.
Ansu Fati broke the deadlock after 30 minutes before netting again shortly after, with both goals assisted by Lionel Messi.
Levante pulled one back in injury time through Ruben Rochina after a fine second-half performance, but it was too late for them to complete their comeback.
Barcelona have now won all 14 of their league meetings with Levante at the Camp Nou, while the Granotas have now lost four league games in a row.
The hosts quickly set about dominating possession, and they had their first sight of goal in the 13th minute when Messi fired just wide.