Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres struck twice as Atletico Madrid moved into fourth with their third win of the week in a 5-0 rout of Sporting Gijon.

Barca move level with Real Madrid at the top of the table, but Madrid play their game in hand away to Espanyol without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale on Sunday.

Atletico travel to face Barcelona next on Wednesday.

"We started very well. If we had started sluggishly, thinking we just needed to turn up to win, then we would have struggled a lot more," said Barca boss Luis Enrique.

Messi, Suarez and Neymar started together for only the second time this season and, just as in a 7-0 thrashing of Celtic on Tuesday, showed no mercy as Leganes's high defensive line was torn apart in the first-half.

"On one hand their high pressing made things uncomfortable, but on the other hand it meant we could take advantage of the space," added Enrique.

After a bright start from Leganes, Suarez showed great strength to burst down the right and his low cross was easily turned home by Messi for the opener.

The roles were reversed for Barca's second when Messi was gifted possession inside the Leganes half and waltzed past two defenders before teeing up Suarez for a tap-in.

Suarez bagged his second assist of the half just before the break when he was released clear on goal and selflessly squared for Neymar this time to roll into an empty net.

Messi spot-on

All of Barca's front three were involved for the fourth 10 minutes after the break as Neymar latched onto Suarez's ball over the top and was dragged down by Unai Bustinza.

Messi showed no signs of the penalty yips he suffered last season and at the Copa America in June as he fired into the top corner for his eighth goal in as many games this season.

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