Neymar scored both goals as Barcelona beat Villarreal 2-1 on Saturday.
The victory leaves the Catalan giants three points clear of second-place Atletico Madrid, who will face Valencia on Sunday.
Following are the Barcelona player ratings from the encounter.
|Barcelona Player Ratings|
|Player||First half||Second half|
Pinto: Didn't have a save to make in the first half.
Montoya: Proving a useful attacking outlet from the right flank.
Pique: Completed 96% of his passes in the opening frame.
Bartra: Has so far won all of his aerial battles.
Alba: His cross from the left earned the penalty after the ball struck Mario's hand.
Song: Hit the upright from in close in the sixth minute.
Busquets: The metronome of the Barcelona attack.
Iniesta: A rather subdued performance so far.
Alexis: Forced Asenjo into a spectacular save from point-blank range.
Cesc: Not completely comfortable in the forward line.
Neymar: Sent Asenjo the wrong way in converting the penalty.
Pinto: Came up big when forced to make his lone save of the night.
Montoya: Got some stick from his teammates for a series of misplaced crosses.
Pique: Made a pair of vital interventions in the final 20 minutes.
Bartra: Lost Musacchio on the corner that led to the Villarreal goal.
Alba: It was his first match in three months, but he looked in mid-season form.
Song: Was replaced by Xavi midway through the second half.
Busquets: Completed an impressive 94% of his passes.
Iniesta: Forced Asenjo into a superb stop with a volley from an Alexis pass.
Alexis: Controlled Cesc's sublime ball before dishing to Neymar for the match-winner.
Cesc: A much better second half was capped by setting up Neymar's second of the night.
Neymar: He now has 10 goals in all competitions for Barcelona.
Xavi: Calmed things down for the hosts when the score was level.
Pedro: Narrowly missed scoring Barcelona's fourth after being set up by Neymar.
Sergi Roberto: Made a late cameo after replacing Cesc.