Watch: Lionel Messi scores for Barcelona after superb Busquets pass
The club have faced severe criticism in recent days for their involvement in the reviled European Super League.
But Barca won the Copa del Rey last weekend and went into Thursday’s La Liga match needing to win to stay in touch with leaders Atletico Madrid.
With the game less than 10 minutes old, Clement Lenglet won back possession and the ball eventually found itself at Busquet’s feet.
Demonstrating the ability that’s made him a mainstay of the Barcelona team for the past decade, the midfielder threaded a through ball straight through the Getafe defence and into Messi’s path.
The legendary forward did what he does best and opened the scoring.