Barcelona cruise past Sporting Gijon : full highlights

Barcelona cruise

Barcelona cruise past Sporting Gijon : full highlights

Luis Suarez scored four goals in a row for the second game and unseated Cristiano Ronaldo as Primera Division top goal scorer as Barcelona thumped a 10-man Sporting Gijon 6-0 with the crucial  help of three penalties to further affirm their reasonable title ambitions as Barcelona cruise past their opponents.

Barcelona cruise past Sporting Gijon : full highlights

Barcelona cruise

Lionel Messi’s looping header put Barca right ahead on 12 minutes and Suarez doubled the lead further from close range in the 64th. The Uruguayan then netted two penalties further in the space of three minutes and allowed Neymar to convert the third spot kick before launching in his fourth goal in 26 minutes.

Andres Iniesta swung the ball clinically into the box and Sporting goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar came out to contest Suarez for the ball and he got there first, but could only send the ball bouncing up into the air, and Messi expertly crouched low to head it looping into the net.

After missed chances from Jordi Alba and Neymar, their sincere efforts paid off. Messi created space with a fluent run through the middle and released Iniesta in the area, the Spaniard then rolling the ball across the face of goal for Suarez to tap in fine at the far post, although the Uruguayan looked fractionally offside at the moment.

The goal took Suarez level with Cristiano Ronaldo on 31 strikes for the season, and he edged the Portuguese just 11 minutes later by slamming a penalty into the top corner after the substitute Roberto Canella handled in the area.

He showed no remorse either with his next penalty too, awarded after Neymar was barged over inside the box, and the Brazilian was able to get on the scoresheet after being viciously fouled by Vranjes, who was shown a second yellow card by the referee.

Suarez had the last word of the match though, receiving the ball in the area from Messi and then rattling it in off the near post as Barcelona cruise with visible smoothness.

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