Barcelona held on to beat Mallorca in La Liga to end a run of three home defeats in a row in all competitions.
Never have Barca lost four successive games at the Nou Camp, and goals from Memphis Depay and Sergio Busquets ensured history would not be made.
Depay lashed in a superb opener after taking down Jordi Alba’s ball before Busquets doubled the advantage after the break from outside the penalty box.
Antonio Raillo pulled one back with 10 minutes to go for the visitors.
The Mallorca captain turned Salva Sevilla’s free-kick in with his knee, but the visitors never really threatened to find a leveler.
It means Xavi’s side return to second in the table, 15 points behind champions Real Madrid and two above third-placed Sevilla with four games to play.
Mallorca sits 16th, just one point above the relegation zone.
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- 30PaezBooked at 35mins
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- 25aubameyangSubstituted forFati Vieiraat 75′minutes
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- Pablo Gonzalez Fuertes
Match ends, Barcelona 2, Mallorca 1.
Second half ends, Barcelona 2, Mallorca 1.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.
Pablo Maffeo (Majorca) is shown the yellow card.
Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Pablo Maffeo (Majorca).
Foul by Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona).
Lee Kang-In (Mallorca) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Barcelona. Clement Lenglet replaces Dani Alves.
Substitution, Majorca. Matthew Hoppe replaces Angel Rodriguez.
Foul by Ansu Fati (Barcelona).
Franco Russo (Mallorca) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Ansu Fati (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.
Attempt saved. Gavi (Barcelona) header from the center of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Memphis Depay with a cross.
Corner, Barcelona. Granted by Sergio Rico.
Hand ball by Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona).
Goal! Barcelona 2, Mallorca 1. Antonio Raíllo (Mallorca) right footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Salva Sevilla following a set piece situation.
Foul by Gavi (Barcelona).
Salva Sevilla (Mallorca) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Majorca. Awarded by Ronald Araújo.