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Barcelona thrashes Deportivo 8-0, Saurez shines

Apr 21, 2016, 3:15 AM EDT
Luis Suarez celebrates
(Source: Jimmy Baikovicius/flickr)

Guided by Luis Suarez’s four superb goals and three assists, Barcelona handed Deportivo La Coruna an 8-0 drubbing to end its three-match losing run and keep its hopes alive in the La Liga title campaign. Rakitic, Messi, Bartra and Neymar contributed with one goal each as Barcelona displayed a complete dominance through the encounter.

With this stellar performance, Luis Suarez reached a tally of 49 goals in all competitions this season, writes the BBC. With Atletico and Real Madrid winning their respective matches, Barcelona was in a spot of bother as four games are yet to be played out in the league. Taking a dig at critics, Suarez defended his team’s recent poor show and said, “We are human, we aren't machines and we can all commit errors or have a bad game.”

Barcelona’s manager Luis Enrique expressed his happiness over “the spectacular results”, saying that the team faces a tough task ahead if it is to retain its title.

In the points table, Barcelona with 79 points leads Atletico and Real Madrid, notes Reuters. The media outlet also mentioned about Real striker Cristiano Ronaldo’s “limping off the pitch” in the game against Villarreal, although coach Zinedine Zidane later told, much to the delight of Real Madrid’s fans, that it wasn’t a serious injury.