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Barcelona 3-1 Eibar

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool for £75m in July 2014

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as 10-man Barcelona came from behind to beat Eibar and keep pace with Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.

Borja Baston gave the visitors a shock early lead with Eibar's first ever goal against Barca.

Suarez headed the hosts level before half-time and fired them ahead early in the second half.

Javier Mascherano was sent off for dissent but Suarez scored again to put Barca level with leaders Real.

Barca made the worst possible start, as the injured Lionel Messi watched from the stands.

Their defence was easily sliced open, and although Keko was denied by Claudio Bravo, the loose ball ran to Baston to fire home in the 10th minute.

Luis Suarez
Suarez celebrates his hat-trick for 10-man Barcelona

It is the seventh consecutive La Liga game where they have failed to keep a clean sheet.

Suarez levelled 11 minutes later with his side's first effort on target, the Uruguayan heading home unchallenged from close range after Neymar and Sandro combined.

Eibar held out until the break, but the pressure told two minutes after the restart as Barca took the lead.

Moments after the visitors missed a chance to go back in front, Suarez drilled home a shot from just inside the area after Neymar's pass.

Mascherano's straight red card offered Eibar late hope.

But Suarez claimed a sublime third to put the result beyond doubt, controlling with his chest to bring the ball down and drill home from just inside the area.

What they said

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: "We know the importance of Luis. What he gives you is invaluable, non-negotiable. If he then finishes in the area, that's great. He's essential and irreplaceable.

On Javier Mascherano's red card: "It would be terrible to lose him for several games, but they should look at whether these expressions are spoken into air or with eye contact."

Barcelona v Eibar
Barcelona have lost twice in La Liga this season
Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez has scored seven goals since team-mate Lionel Messi was injured last month

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 6Alves da Silva
  • 3PiquéBooked at 90mins
  • 15BartraSubstituted forMathieuat 56'minutes
  • 18Alba
  • 4RakiticBooked at 50mins
  • 14MascheranoBooked at 83mins
  • 5Busquets
  • 19RamírezSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 56'minutes
  • 9Suárez
  • 11NeymarBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Pereira dos Santos
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 21Correia
  • 23Vermaelen
  • 24Mathieu
  • 28Gumbau

Eibar

  • 13Riesgo
  • 7CapaBooked at 90mins
  • 15Dos Santos
  • 3PanticBooked at 83mins
  • 17JuncàBooked at 67mins
  • 5EscalanteBooked at 60mins
  • 14García CarrilloSubstituted forPascual Israfilovat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Gontán Gallardo
  • 2VerdiSubstituted forEnrich Ametllerat 54'minutes
  • 8InuiSubstituted forBerjón Pérezat 79'minutes
  • 18Bastón

Substitutes

  • 1Iruretagoiena Aranzamendi
  • 6Pascual Israfilov
  • 9Enrich Ametller
  • 11Hajrovic
  • 16Castellano Castro
  • 21Berjón Pérez
  • 23Ekiza
Referee:
Carlos del Cerro Grande
Attendance:
76,622

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamEibar
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 3, Eibar 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Eibar 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Eddy (Eibar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) because of an injury.

Delay in match Eddy (Eibar) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Eddy (Eibar).

Booking

Neymar (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ander Capa (Eibar) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

Ander Capa (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gerard Piqué (Barcelona).

Sergi Enrich (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Barcelona).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Ander Capa.

Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keko (Eibar).

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 3, Eibar 1. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neymar with a through ball.

Dismissal

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) is shown the red card.

Booking

Aleksandar Pantic (Eibar) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aleksandar Pantic (Eibar).

Foul by Neymar (Barcelona).

Gonzalo Escalante (Eibar) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keko (Eibar).

Luis Suárez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mauro Dos Santos (Eibar).

Substitution

Substitution, Eibar. Saúl Berjón replaces Takashi Inui.

Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eddy (Eibar).

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Eddy (Eibar).

Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Neymar with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Eddy (Eibar) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona).

goal

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Sunday 25th October 2015

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