ESPN – Suarez and Messi team up to smash Cordoba

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson recaps Barcelona's 8-0 thrashing of bottom-side Cordoba. Barcelona smashed Cordoba 8-0 on matchday 35 of La Liga, with Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez (hat trick), Lionel Messi (brace), Gerard Pique and Neymar scoring the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 76 percent of possession, created 27 goalscoring chances and attempted 20 shots, 11 of them on target and one to the post. Manager Luis Enrique's decision to field his strongest possible XI from the initial whistle made the match hugely one-sided, with the Blaugrana dominating from beginning to end. As…

ESPN – Luis Suarez and Barcelona rip their way through abject Getafe

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Getafe as both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored braces for the Blaugrana. Barcelona rolled Getafe by a score of 6-0 in what at times resembled an attack vs. defence drill at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night. In doing so, the Catalans again moved five points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga. The Barca front three had 97 goals between them before the game and that quickly became a century of strikes within 27 minutes as Neymar, Leo Messi and Luis Suarez got early goals. Three minutes later, Xavi made it four with a super strike before Suarez got his second of the…

ESPN – Suarez and Messi take Barcelona one step closer to La Liga title after win

The ESPN FC panel react to Barcelona's 4-0 win over Almeria as the Blaugrana maintained a four-point lead at the top of La Liga. Barcelona achieved a comfortable 4-0 victory against Almeria at the Camp Nou in round 30 of La Liga. Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez (brace) and Marc Bartra scored the goals for the club, which enjoyed 72 percent of possession, created 19 goalscoring chances and attempted 16 shots, 12 of them on target. Barcelona seemed to take their foot off the accelerator from the initial whistle, as if the game was pretty much won before it actually started. With their minds perhaps focused on the very difficult challenges…