FC Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon : match report

Barcelona vs Sporting

FC Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon : match report

The former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez yet again found the net with a quadruple, with Lionel Messi and Neymar also on the scorecard as Luis Enrique’s men continued their return to form spectacularly.

FC Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon : match report

Barcelona vs Sporting
Messi Suarez Neymar

Luis Suarez scored four goals as Barcelona dismantled Sporting Gijon 6-0 in La Liga on Saturday.

Saturday’s scheduling meant that the top three played one after the other, with Barcelona reclaiming top spot in style after both Real and Atletico Madrid had rather short spells at the summit thanks to wins over Rayo Vallecano and Malaga respectively.

Luis Enrique’s squad got their title challenge back on track with a Suarez-inspired 8-0 drubbing of Deportivo La Coruna on Wednesday, and went even closer to equalling that scoreline at Camp Nou with the help of three penalties.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring sheet with a looping header early on, before Suarez once again took centre stage after the break to take his goal count to an incredible 53 in all competitions this season.

Messi’s goal arrived after just 12 minutes of the Barcelona vs Sporting match when Andres Iniesta’s chip into the area was poorly beaten away by Pichu Cuellar and the Argentinian looped a header fabulously into the unguarded goal, the Sporting goalkeeper’s protests for a Suarez foul falling on deaf ears.

Sporting almost went in level as Bravo saved nicely from Pablo Perez’s effort from a tight angle, but there was buzzing controversy as Barca loanee Alen Halilovic’s follow up appeared to be blocked on the line by Gerard Pique’s arm.

The Uruguayan then reached his half-century by finishing a fine team move shortly after the hour, before netting two quickfire penalties to complete his hat-trick in the Barcelona vs Sporting encounter.

Barcelona vs Sporting
FC Barcelona

Neymar then got in on the act with a well placed penalty of his own after drawing a foul that witnessed Ognjen Vranjes sent off, before Suarez fired in his fourth of the evening with two minutes left in the Barcelona vs Sporting match.

 

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