Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona beat Villarreal 4-1 to heap the pressure on Real Madrid, who travel to Granada later on Saturday (May 6).
Barcelona, trying to win its second consecutive Spanish league title, may count on the return of midfielder Andres Iniesta, who missed the game at Espanyol last weekend because of a right leg muscle injury.
But the visitors were back in the contest 11 minutes later as they sprung Barca's high defensive line with a through-ball from Roberto Soldado sending Cedric Bakambu clear on goal, and the Congolese striker provided a cool finish.
And Casemiro said: "There are no easy games".
Only Cristiano Ronaldo (12) has netted more goals against Villarreal in La Liga than Lionel Messi (9).
Barcelona have been given some encouragement from Messi's camp that he will end up extending his stay with the club, despite the first offer being knocked back, according to AS.
"We know how hard it is to play against Barcelona at the Camp Nou".
The La Liga match between Barcelona and Villarreal will be broadcast live on BeIN Sports.
However, have played a game fewer than their rivals.
Villarreal drew the last two matches it played against Barcelona, but it hasn't beaten the Catalan club since 2008.
"Then Neymar came and there were doubts, people said there would be tension, that you couldn't have two cracks in the same team. and now look - there are three cracks". Villarreal sit five points behind Jorge Sampaoli's men with just three games to go.
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona players have already identified Unzué as the ideal replacement for Luis Enrique and most Barcelona players believe he should be appointed as the next Barcelona head coach.
This is the third season in a row the MSN have scored over 100 goals.
However, Villarreal have been excellent against the top teams this term as they're W2-D4-L1 against the sides above them in the table, with that sole loss a narrow 3-2 defeat at home to Real.
When in full flow, like he was on Saturday, he's a delight to watch and compliments the contrasting powers of Messi and Suarez with vast aplomb.