Andres Iniesta scored his first goal of the season as Barcelona eased to victory over Granada in La Liga.

In the absence of regular penalty taker Lionel Messi, Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas both scored from the spot to give the champions a 2-0 half-time lead.

Granada defender Manuel Iturra was sent off for a second bookable offence before Alexis Sanchez chipped home.

Pedro Rodriguez added a fourth goal for the league leaders, who are six points clear of Real Madrid at the top.

Iniesta opened the scoring after Granada defender Dimitri Foulquier brought down Fabregas, before Piti hit the bar from distance for the visitors.

Fabregas scored his sixth of the campaign after Iniesta was clipped in the area by Fran Rico shortly before the break.

Sanchez was picked out by Neymar's pass to lob home a third and, after 17-year-old Ivorian forward Adama Troure replaced Neymar to make his first-team debut for Barca, Fabregas set up a simple fourth for Pedro.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Barcelona

  • 13 Pinto Colorado
  • 02 Montoya
  • 21 Adriano
  • 16 Busquets Booked (Song - 74' )
  • 15 Bartra
  • 03 Piqué
  • 04 Fábregas
  • 08 Iniesta
  • 11 Neymar Booked (Traoré - 83' )
  • 09 Sánchez (Sergi - 74' )
  • 07 Pedro

Substitutes

  • 05 Puyol
  • 14 Mascherano
  • 17 Song
  • 24 Sergi
  • 25 Olazábal Paredes
  • 28 Traoré
  • 29 Dongou

Granada CF

  • 13 Fernández Alvalleros
  • 02 Nyom
  • 22 Foulquier
  • 18 Iturra Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 15 Malickou Diakhaté Booked
  • 24 Murillo
  • 14 García del Pozo
  • 04 Rico Castro
  • 09 El-Arabi Booked (Sánchez-Rico Soto - 72' )
  • 20 Medina Luna (Ighalo - 77' )
  • 10 Brahimi (Buonanotte - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Karnezis
  • 07 Ighalo
  • 08 Yebda
  • 12 Buonanotte
  • 16 Angulo
  • 19 Coeff
  • 21 Sánchez-Rico Soto
Ref: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Att: 71,519

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

8 3

Corners

3 7

Fouls

19 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0.

90:00 +1:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0.

90:00 +1:30

Dangerous play by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

90:00 +1:30

Riki (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 4, Granada CF 0. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

88:09

Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

88:09

Odion Ighalo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:31

Attempt saved. Adama Traoré (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrés Iniesta.

85:51

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Adriano.

85:16

Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

85:16

Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Adama Traoré replaces Neymar.

82:06

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:06

Foul by Recio (Granada CF).

78:38

Attempt missed. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

77:37

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Dimitri Foulquier.

77:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Granada CF. Diego Buonanotte replaces Yacine Brahimi.

76:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Granada CF. Odion Ighalo replaces Piti.

76:31

Attempt missed. Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fran Rico with a cross following a corner.

76:00

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Pinto.

75:58

Attempt saved. Piti (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fran Rico.

73:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Alexis Sánchez.

73:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barcelona. Alexandre Song replaces Sergio Busquets.

72:41

Offside, Granada CF. Yacine Brahimi tries a through ball, but Riki is caught offside.

71:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Granada CF. Riki replaces Youssef El-Arabi.

70:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 3, Granada CF 0. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neymar following a fast break.

70:30

Attempt saved. Nyom (Granada CF) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Piti.

69:01

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

69:01

Piti (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:36

Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

68:36

Yacine Brahimi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:16

Offside, Granada CF. Fran Rico tries a through ball, but Youssef El-Arabi is caught offside.

66:48

Foul by Martín Montoya (Barcelona).

66:48

Yacine Brahimi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:26 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Manuel Iturra (Granada CF) for a bad foul.

65:17

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:17

Foul by Manuel Iturra (Granada CF).

63:55

Marc Bartra (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:55

Foul by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF).

61:15

Attempt blocked. Piti (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:51

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Martín Montoya.

59:47

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

59:47

Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:55

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

58:55

Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:11

Attempt blocked. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nyom.

56:41

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

56:41

Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:38

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Neymar is caught offside.

53:26

Attempt blocked. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Bartra.

53:26

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fran Rico.

52:59

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:59

Foul by Recio (Granada CF).

51:56

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:56

Foul by Recio (Granada CF).

50:39

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Martín Montoya.

50:00

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

50:00

Nyom (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:26

Attempt missed. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

48:44

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:44

Foul by Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF).

48:22

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:22

Foul by Fran Rico (Granada CF).

47:45

Attempt missed. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Yacine Brahimi with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Barcelona 2, Granada CF 0.

45:00 +0:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barcelona 2, Granada CF 0.

44:40

Foul by Pedro (Barcelona).

44:40

Nyom (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:16 Booking

Booking Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

39:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 2, Granada CF 0. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

39:19

Penalty Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta draws a foul in the penalty area.

39:19

Penalty conceded by Fran Rico (Granada CF) after a foul in the penalty area.

37:09

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Marc Bartra.

34:21

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:21

Foul by Manuel Iturra (Granada CF).

32:46

Hand ball by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

30:35

Hand ball by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

30:07

Attempt saved. Piti (Granada CF) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

29:11

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

29:11

Piti (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:13

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Martín Montoya.

27:22 Booking

Booking Neymar (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

27:17

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

27:17

Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:47

Offside, Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta tries a through ball, but Adriano is caught offside.

25:18 Booking

Booking Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

25:09

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:09

Foul by Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF).

24:07 Booking

Booking Manuel Iturra (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:05

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:05

Foul by Manuel Iturra (Granada CF).

23:21

Piti (Granada CF) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

22:41

Offside, Granada CF. Roberto tries a through ball, but Yacine Brahimi is caught offside.

22:23

Foul by Adriano (Barcelona).

22:23

Recio (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:53

Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:53

Foul by Manuel Iturra (Granada CF).

21:09

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:09

Foul by Nyom (Granada CF).

19:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barcelona 1, Granada CF 0. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

18:52 Booking

Booking Pape Malickou Diakhaté (Granada CF) is shown the yellow card.

18:13

Penalty Barcelona. Francesc Fábregas draws a foul in the penalty area.

18:13

Penalty conceded by Dimitri Foulquier (Granada CF) after a foul in the penalty area.

16:49

Attempt missed. Piti (Granada CF) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Recio.

15:28

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:28

Foul by Fran Rico (Granada CF).

13:56

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).

13:56

Recio (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:16

Foul by Marc Bartra (Barcelona).

13:16

Jeison Murillo (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:12

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neymar with a cross.

12:35

Adriano (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:35

Foul by Manuel Iturra (Granada CF).

10:48

Attempt missed. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

10:34

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

10:34

Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:33

Attempt missed. Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Fran Rico.

9:07

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:07

Foul by Recio (Granada CF).

8:17

Marc Bartra (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:17

Youssef El-Arabi (Granada CF).

7:39

Corner, Granada CF. Conceded by Adriano.

6:54

Attempt saved. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

3:45

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Pape Malickou Diakhaté.

3:43

Attempt blocked. Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:50

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:50

Foul by Recio (Granada CF).

2:27

Offside, Granada CF. Pape Malickou Diakhaté tries a through ball, but Piti is caught offside.

0:41

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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