Barcelona thrashed Levante last night.

Barcelona responded to Real Madrid's win at Sporting Gijon with a 5-0 victory over Levante at the Nou Camp.

With Madrid having taken control of the title race over recent weeks, Barca kicked off this clash six points behind their bitter rivals having played the same number of games.

But, with El Clasico on the horizon next weekend, they put on a show that suggested they are ready to fight to retain their title.

Cesc Fabregas got them going with a first-half brace, while Isaac Cuenca, Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez also found the net.