By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona romped to a 3-0 win over Osasuna in their first home game of the new season.
Primera Liga champions Barcelona romped to a 3-0 victory over Osasuna in their first home game of the new season.
After starting the campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win at Celta Vigo, Frank Rijkaard's star-studded side also laid down a marker at Camp Nou.
A devastating first half performance enabled Barcelona to put Osasuna to the sword with the first goal arriving after just two minutes.
Ronaldinho played a slick one-two before rolling the ball into the six-yard box, where Samuel Eto'o was lurking for a simple finish.
The Cameroon international doubled the lead on 27 minutes and Barcelona were quick to make it three after a goalkeeping error from Ricardo.
Eto'o charged down Ricardo's attempted clearance, retrieved the loose ball and teed up Lionel Messi to finish through the keeper's legs.
Before half time, Eto'o should have completed his hat-trick, but lashed a fierce shot into the side-netting after finding space in the box.
In the second half, Messi almost scored a delightful fourth only to be denied by the post as Barcelona conserved energy ahead of the start of the UEFA Champions League group phase next week.
Osasuna could have claimed a late consolation, but substitute Valdo disappointingly shot into the side-netting after Barcelona's offside trap malfunctioned.
Valencia claimed a 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid in a tight game in which both teams finished with 10 men.
David Villa scored the only goal after just seven minutes, but Valencia appeared to hand Atletico a route back into the game when Emiliano Moretti was sent off on 66 minutes.
But Atletico failed to capitalise and star striker Fernando Torres was dismissed 14 minutes from time as the Che hung on for the three points.