La Real have earned plaudits throughout the land for their stylish brand of football as well as their reliance on youth.
The game started well, with both side asserting their quality early doors, but it was the visitors that took the early lead.
The Brazilian forward made no mistake, turning his effort in at the back post to give his team the lead inside the opening half-hour.
Just three minutes later, however, the Blaugrana were back on level terms.
Their goal came from an unlikely source in Jordi Alba‘s right foot.
The left back finished coolly from just inside the box with his weaker side before wheeling away in delight.
On the stroke of half-time, Barcelona had pulled away into a lead thanks to a maiden goal this season from pivot Frenkie de Jong.
Alba was integral once again, squaring the ball tantalisingly for the Dutch playmaker to grab his first goal for the Blaugrana.
GOL!! Frenkie de Jong 43' ⚽️
— noobfcb (@noob_fcb) December 16, 2020
Featured image courtesy of FC Barcelona.