Barca took another stride towards retaining their league title but were made to work by La Liga's rock-bottom team, who took a shock lead before succumbing to their hosts.
Barcelona had to come from behind to dispose of lowly Almeria 3-1 as the reigning La Liga champions head towards yet another title. An unexpected opener from Corona was cancelled out by a Messi penalty before Thiago nodded the Catalans infront and Leo sealed the victory with a late strike.
Los Rojiblancos made a gutsy start to the game, beguising their position at the foot of the Liga table, as they kept Barca at bay for the opening 15 minutes. However the home side soon quickened the tempo and found their feet as Thiago fired over wastefully after some tricky dribbling by Bojan.