Putting six goals past an opponent is always a big deal. Though that is exactly what Barcelona did to Rayo Vallecano last month, it was the way they played that made everyone stop and stare.
Barcelona had recently drawn with Real Sociedad and lost to Valencia entering their match against Rayo Vallecano. There was a lot of negative talk about the Catalans before kickoff, and Barcelona would strike back in a phenomenal way.
After merely two minutes, Adriano fired one of his spectacular shots at goal to give Barcelona an early lead. Rayo began to fight back and defend well, but it always looked like La Blaugrana would score more goals.
In the 36th minute, Messi would break through the back line to double the lead for the home side. With Barca up 2-0 at the break, fans began to wonder what it would take to start finishing off all of the chances being created.
That would no longer be an issue in the second half.
Before the hour mark, Sanchez and Pedro both popped up with goals to bring Barcelona's lead to 4-0. Both goals were nicely finished, and Barcelona were rolling at this point.
Messi then scored his second of the game close to the 70-minute mark before Neymar added one of his own in the dying minutes of the game.
Despite all of the big wins this season, there was no other game quite like this one. Barcelona performed perfectly in every area imaginable in what was a beautiful team win.