Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova heaped praise on striker David Villa after the Catalan giants maintained their position atop the La Liga ladder with a 3-2 win over Sevilla.
Alvaro Negredo scored to see Sevilla take a commanding lead in the second half, following on from Piotr Trochowski's first-half goal. However, midfielder Cesc Fabregas netted a late brace before Villa sealed the comeback victory with an injury-time winner.
"Villa is absolutely vital," Vilanova said. "He has an important knack for scoring these types of goals.
"It was the reason behind my idea to deploy him as centre-forward. After just a month of being back in action, it couldn't have gone any better for him. The 3-4-3 formation has proven vital in helping Villa leave his mark.
"Cesc meanwhile has run a lot and played at a very high level, always reflecting the desire I harbour for the team to play and win. He has shown he is feeling better and better.
"This is a very strong league, and it is always better to have an advantage over Real Madrid than not to have it. Still, there are many games left, and many pitfalls await us, and them, over their course."
Barcelona have won their first six matches of the La Liga season, sitting four points above second-placed Malaga.