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Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo La Coruna

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Luis Suarez took his tally for Barcelona to nine goals for the season

Luis Suarez and Paulinho both scored twice as Barcelona beat Deportivo to go six points clear at the top of La Liga.

Lionel Messi provided two assists but was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet himself as he hit the woodwork three times and missed a penalty.

First, Suarez tapped in Messi's pass before Paulinho struck after the Argentine's shot came back off the bar.

Suarez's close-range finish made it 3-0 and Paulinho was again on hand to stab in when Jordi Alba hit the post.

Messi's chance from the spot came just before Barcelona scored their fourth.

Suarez was fouled inside the box by Federico Valverde and, despite being on a hat-trick, he let Messi step up for the spot kick but the Argentina forward's effort was kept out by Ruben Martinez.

The two goals for Paulinho, meanwhile, means he is on six for the season following the former Tottenham midfielder's £36m arrival from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande in August.

Real Madrid were not in La Liga action at the weekend due to their involvement in the Club World Cup, which they won for a third time, equalling Barcelona's record.

It means Barcelona are 11 points clear of Zinedine Zidane's side ahead of Saturday's fixture between the two sides at the Bernabeu (12:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20Sergi
  • 3Piqué
  • 25Vermaelen
  • 18AlbaSubstituted forDigneat 81'minutes
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 56'minutes
  • 4Rakitic
  • 15Paulinho
  • 17AlcácerSubstituted forVidalat 23'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9L Suárez

Substitutes

  • 5Busquets
  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 19Digne
  • 21André Gomes
  • 22Vidal

Dep La Coruña

  • 13Martínez
  • 2Juanfran
  • 24SchärBooked at 32mins
  • 12da Silva Júnior
  • 3Navarro
  • 20dos Santos TorresSubstituted forValverdeat 62'minutes
  • 22Borges
  • 11GilSubstituted forValleat 84'minutes
  • 8ColakSubstituted forBakkaliat 63'minutes
  • 15Adrián
  • 7Pérez

Substitutes

  • 1Tyton
  • 5Mosquera
  • 6Albentosa
  • 16Correia Pinto
  • 17Valverde
  • 18Bakkali
  • 19Valle
Referee:
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Attendance:
51,756

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamDep La Coruña
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home23
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 4, Deportivo de La Coruña 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 4, Deportivo de La Coruña 0.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Attempt saved. Borja Valle (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

Attempt blocked. Borja Valle (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Zakaria Bakkali.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Fabian Schär.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Paulinho with a through ball following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Borja Valle replaces Carles Gil.

Foul by Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona).

Carles Gil (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Aleix Vidal (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Zakaria Bakkali (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Lucas Digne replaces Jordi Alba.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aleix Vidal.

Foul by André Gomes (Barcelona).

Carles Gil (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

Carles Gil (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 4, Deportivo de La Coruña 0. Paulinho (Barcelona) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

Zakaria Bakkali (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

Fabian Schär (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Penalty saved! Lionel Messi (Barcelona) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty Barcelona. Luis Suárez draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Federico Valverde (Deportivo de La Coruña) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).

Carles Gil (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paulinho.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Fabian Schär (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Aleix Vidal (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Federico Valverde (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Attempt missed. Federico Valverde (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Zakaria Bakkali replaces Emre Colak.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Federico Valverde replaces Guilherme.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th December 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona1613304273542
2Atl Madrid1610602571836
3Valencia16104236162034
4Real Madrid1594230111931
5Sevilla169251919029
6Villarreal167362320324
7Girona166552022-223
8Eibar166371828-1021
9Getafe165562016420
10Real Sociedad165562828020
11Leganés156271214-220
12Celta Vigo165382724318
13Ath Bilbao164661619-318
14Real Betis155372329-618
15Levante163851522-717
16Espanyol164571321-817
17Dep La Coruña164391831-1315
18Alavés1640121225-1312
19Malaga1532101328-1511
20Las Palmas1632111336-2311
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