Gareth Bale overshadowed an out-of-sorts Cristiano Ronaldo on a night where Real Madrid pumped in five goals.
Neymar missed this month’s European and Spanish Super Cups, as well as last weekend’s 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.
Facing trouble to field the right combination, Jordi Alba’s presence will help Barcelona’s prospects.
Referee Carlos Velasco Carballo acted after Pique strode angrily up to the linesman and yelled in his face.
Barcelona suffered a 4-0 drubbing at Bilbao in Friday’s first leg and host the Basque side for the return on Monday.
The return leg is at the Nou Camp on Monday but even for Lionel Messi and company it may be asking too much to win.
The video footage of the match clearly shows how Messi reacted furiously when provoked by the French international.
Footage of the first half incident shows Lionel Messi aiming a headbutt at AS Roma’s Yanga-Mbiwa.
Manchester United seized a 2-0 lead in the second half when Lingard scored in the 65th minute.
Instead of rectifying the error, Instagram restored his account to the soccer star who shares the same name.
Turkey captain Arda joined Barca this week after four seasons at Atletico Madrid.
Lionel Messi celebrated his 28th birthday on Thursday. Here are some unknown facts about the Barca magician.
La Liga has 38 of the 42 professional clubs in Spain’s top two divisions on board.
The Brazilian right-back was being linked to a move to Manchester United this summer.
The Brazilian was treated to a chorus of boos from the Athletic fans and given some rough treatment by rival defenders.