Spanish La Liga
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Las Palmas 1-4 Barcelona

Barcelona beat Las Palmas
Neymar's treble took him to 13 league goals this season

Neymar's clinical hat-trick ensured reigning champions Barcelona remain top of La Liga with a routine win at mid-table Las Palmas.

The Brazilian rolled in the opener after a pass from Luis Suarez, before repaying the favour seconds later for the Uruguayan to clip in a second.

Las Palmas were given hope when defender Pedro Bigas swept in Kevin-Prince Boateng's low cross.

But two more quick-fire goals from Neymar killed off the home side.

Neymar stooped to head in Ivan Rakitic's deep right-wing cross and then squeezed in Jordi Alba's pass for his first hat-trick in an away game for the Catalan club.

Barca are level on points with Real Madrid, who thrashed Sevilla 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu, but although they have the superior head-to-head record they have played one game more.

Madrid will win their first La Liga title since 2012 if they win both of their remaining games.

Zinedine Zidane's side play their game in hand when they go to Celta Vigo on Wednesday, ahead of a final-day trip to Malaga next weekend.

Barcelona, who will play their final game under departing boss Luis Enrique, host eighth-placed Eibar at the Nou Camp next Sunday.

La Liga table

Atletico seal third, Sporting Gijon relegated

Atletico Madrid sealed the third automatic Champions League spot, despite only drawing 1-1 at Real Betis.

Sevilla are guaranteed fourth spot and a play-off berth in Europe's elite competition after fifth-placed Villarreal drew 0-0 at home to Deportivo La Coruna, who clinched survival.

Sporting Gijon were relegated despite winning 1-0 at Eibar.

Leganes secured their own survival, condemning Sporting to the drop, with a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

Line-ups

Las Palmas

  • 13Varas
  • 12Macedo
  • 3Lemos
  • 17Bigas
  • 22Oliveira Lopes
  • 6MontoroSubstituted forTrujilloat 78'minutes
  • 11Figueroa CabreraSubstituted forHalilovicat 72'minutes
  • 15Mesa
  • 21VieraSubstituted forCastellanoat 85'minutes
  • 10Jesé
  • 7Boateng

Substitutes

  • 1Lizoain
  • 5García
  • 14Trujillo
  • 16Artiles
  • 18Castellano
  • 19García
  • 20Halilovic

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 19DigneBooked at 6minsSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 58'minutes
  • 33Santos
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18Alba
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forD Suárezat 79'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8Iniesta
  • 10Messi
  • 9L SuárezSubstituted forAlcácerat 79'minutes
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 6D Suárez
  • 7Turan
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 17Alcácer
  • 21André Gomes
  • 28Aleñá
Referee:
José Luis González González
Attendance:
22,204

Match Stats

Home TeamLas PalmasAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 4.

Attempt saved. Jesé (Las Palmas) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alen Halilovic.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Javi Varas.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hernán Trujillo (Las Palmas).

Attempt blocked. Hélder Lopes (Las Palmas) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Javi Castellano with a headed pass.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Mauricio Lemos.

Attempt blocked. Paco Alcácer (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Paco Alcácer (Barcelona).

Mauricio Lemos (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Javi Castellano replaces Jonathan Viera.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Viera (Las Palmas).

Offside, Las Palmas. Jonathan Viera tries a through ball, but Kevin-Prince Boateng is caught offside.

André Gomes (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hélder Lopes (Las Palmas).

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Denis Suárez replaces Ivan Rakitic.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Paco Alcácer replaces Luis Suárez.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Pedro Bigas.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Hernán Trujillo replaces Ángel Montoro.

Corner, Las Palmas. Conceded by Marlon Santos.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

Offside, Las Palmas. Jonathan Viera tries a through ball, but Kevin-Prince Boateng is caught offside.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

Jonathan Viera (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Las Palmas. Alen Halilovic replaces Momo.

Goal!

Goal! Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 4. Neymar (Barcelona) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

Attempt missed. Momo (Las Palmas) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Hélder Lopes with a cross.

Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

Momo (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

Momo (Las Palmas) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Viera (Las Palmas).

Goal!

Goal! Las Palmas 1, Barcelona 3. Neymar (Barcelona) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Pedro Bigas (Las Palmas) because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 14th May 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona372764112357787
2Real Madrid362763100406087
3Atl Madrid37229667264175
4Sevilla37209864491569
5Villarreal371810953322164
6Ath Bilbao371961252401263
7Real Sociedad37196125751663
8Eibar37159135447754
9Alavés371412114042-254
10Espanyol371411124749-253
11Malaga371210154953-446
12Valencia37137175562-746
13Celta Vigo36135185063-1344
14Las Palmas37109185371-1839
15Real Betis37108193962-2338
16Leganés37810193554-1934
17Deportivo La Coruña37712184061-2133
18Sporting Gijón3779214070-3030
19Osasuna37410234089-4922
20Granada3748252980-5120
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