Nothing can stop them! (0-3)
It seems that nothing can stop this Barça. After a complicated trip to Navarra, arriving less than an hour before kick-off, the team chalked up their seventh away win on the run with a 0-3 win at the Reyno de Navarra.
Barcelona (FCB).- Two goals from Messi and one from Pedro will have rubbed out the bad memories of a confusing day in which the squad finally had to travel by train and coach to Pamplona this afternoon, following the chaos caused by the Spanish air controllers\u2019 strike. The game kicked off 45 minutes later than scheduled, but none of the hassle seemed to have troubled Barça who brushed aside the previously unbeaten at home Osasuna to run out comfortable 0-3 winners.
It was Leo Messi who caught the eye again, setting up Pedro\u2019s opener and scoring the next two, one from a penalty.
After a slow start which maybe owed something to the complicated trip, Barça soon found their rhythm and with Guardiola sending out the same 11 who thrashed Madrid, the confidence was soon flowing through the team and on 26 minutes a lovely through ball down the middle from Messi released Pedro to fire past Ricardo for the opener. Almost immediately afterwards, only the post and the hosts\u2019 keeper kept Messi put after another neat combination between the front three.
The goal ushered in a period of control and domination of possession, unusual at such a combative ground. Only the final killer pass was missing and even though Osasuna tried to up their aggression after the break, Barça refused to be pushed back and having learnt from last season when Osasuna drew with a late, late goal, Guardiola\u2019s men continued to take the attacking option.
The Basques\u2019 options were finally nailed on 65 minutes when Messi outsprinted the defence and fired in Barça\u2019s second.
First penalty and second goal for Messi
David Villa tirelessly attacked the Osasuna defence, but was unable to get the third, an honour that fell to Messi who converted an 82nd minute penalty - Barça\u2019s first of the league campaign \u2013 to confirm the team\u2019s seventh win out of seven on the road at the start of this season.
0-1 Pedro (min 26)
0-2 Messi (min 65)
0-3 Messi (p)(min 82)