Barcelona 4-1 Espanyol as Suarez brace and Alba second half strikes secure all three points for Barca, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were the stars of the show as Barcelona beat Espanyol 4-1 in the Catalan derby on Sunday evening.
Barcelona who hosted Espanyol in the Spanish La Liga game this Sunday at Camp Nou which will be the last game before the winter break. Since Madrid are away playing FIFA Club world cup, Barcelona could go reduce the gap to just three points at top of the table and they did just that securing all three points with a routine win over city rivals Espanyol. Luis Suarez scored the opening goal in 18th minute and added another after the half time while Jordi Albo got on score-sheet to complete impressive win at home.
Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are joint top scorers in La Liga this season with 12 goals apiece. Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona moved up to second in La Liga with victory in the derby against Espanyol. The striker calmly rolled in his first after running clear, before tapping in a second from close range. Jordi Alba smashed home a third and David Lopez stuck for Espanyol before Lionel Messi added a fourth late on. Barca are now three points behind leaders Real Madrid, who have played one game fewer after being crowned Club World Cup championsearlier on Sunday.
Barcelona 4 – 1 Espanyol Spanish La Liga BBVA Match Highlights
- 18′ 1 – 0 Luis Suarez opened the scoring in 18th minute with a nicely taken goal.
- 67′ 2 – 0 Luis Suarez doubled Barcelona lead midway through second half.
- 68′ 3 – 0 Jordi Alba was also on target in 69th minute to pretty much end the contest and secure three points for Barcelona.
79′ 3 – 1 David Lopez stuck a consolation goal for Espanyol.
90′ 4 – 1 Lionel Messi added a fourth late goal on as Barca now adds three points.
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