Barcelona swept aside Racing Santander with consummate ease at the Nou Camp to secure a 14th successive Primera Division win and move provisionally seven points clear of bitter rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table, fifa.com informs. Goals from Pedro, after barely a minute of play, and Messi – from the penalty spot – gave the Catalans a 2-0 lead at the break. Andres Iniesta ensured all three points early in the second half for Barca, who made it 55 points from a possible 60 in the league this season and shook off the relative disappointment of losing 3-1 to Betis in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night. That defeat was a blip for Barca following a highly impressive 28-match unbeaten run, but there was little danger of the Catalans being knocked out of the competition after they had won the first leg 5-0. Coach Pep Guardiola, in fact, said before this game that the loss in Seville would serve as a timely wake-up call for his side.