Barcelona cruised to victory over Racing Santander yesterday.

The 3-0 triumph was Barca's 14th consecutive win.

Goals from Pedro, after barely a minute of play, and Lionel Messi - from the penalty spot - gave the Catalans a 2-0 lead at the break.

Andres Iniesta ensured all three points early in the second half for Barca, who made it 55 points from a possible 60 in the league this season and shook off the relative disappointment of losing 3-1 to Betis in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night.

That defeat was a blip for Barca following a highly impressive 28-match unbeaten run, but there was little danger of the Catalans being knocked out of the competition after they had won the first leg 5-0.

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