If 2013 lives up to the promise of its first match, it's going to be a very successful year for Barcelona.
Scoring three goals inside the half hour mark, the Blaugrana were toying with their city rivals before the halftime whistle. And with two goals wrongly called back for offside in the second half—after Barcelona took their collective foot off the gas—the damage could have been much worse.
Hindsight is always 20/20, of course, but the result never really looked in any doubt from Barcelona's first few minutes of sparkling play. And the game was a promising one not just because of the scoreline or the ease of the eventual victory.
Much has already been written about the performance—especially Pedro's role—but there are some other telling aspects of the match crying out for out attention. Let's have a look, then!