Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo La Coruña as Rafinha twice and Suarez strikes put Barcelona in commanding position, Barcelona resumed their La Liga campaign after the international break as they hosted Deportivo La Coruna at Camp nou in early kickoff on Saturday, 15th October. Barcelona started with Rafinho as attacking option upfront alongside Suarez and he did not disappoint scoring two goals in first half while Suarez himself grabbed the third as Barcelona raced to a commanding 3-0 lead at the halftime.
Lionel Messi was playing his first game since injuring his groin against Atletico Madrid on 21 September, Lionel Messi marked his return from injury with a goal as La Liga champions Barcelona comfortably beat Deportivo La Coruna at the Nou Camp. The Argentina forward, back after three weeks out with a groin problem, scored his side’s fourth seconds after coming off the bench.
Rafinha had put the hosts in control with a first-half brace, before Luis Suarez’s clinical finish made it 3-0. Deportivo’s Laure was sent off for an elbow on Neymar in the second half. The victory moved Barcelona up to second in the table one point behind leaders Sevilla. Atletico and Real Madrid – third and fourth respectively – both have the chance to claim top spot when they play later on Saturday. Messi’s display will be particularly pleasing for coach Luis Enrique before the visit of Manchester City in the Champions League next week.
That game will mark the return of former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, whose City side were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Barcelona 4 – 0 Deportivo La Coruña Spanish BBVA La Liga Match Highlights
- 21′ 1 – 0 Rafinha openened the scoring in 21st minute after Barcelona had dominated the first quarter of the game.
- 36′ 2 – 0 Rafinha made it 2-0 for Barcelona scoring his second of the day.
43′ 3 – 0 Luis Suarez got himself on the scoresheet with a nicely taken goal just before the break as Barcelona wrapped up the win.
58′ 4 – 0 Lionel Messi
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