Match ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 8.
Barcelona humiliated Deportivo La Coruna to end a three-match losing run.
Luis Suarez scored four for the Spanish leaders, with the Uruguay striker bundling in the opener, then tucking in Lionel Messi's pass.
Barca scored six in the second half - Ivan Rakitic fired in, before Suarez slid in for his hat-trick and then tapped in Neymar's selfless pass.
Messi rolled in, then Marc Bartra's solo goal and Neymar's simple finish from close range sealed the rout.
Barca had let a nine-point lead at the top of La Liga slip but victory on Wednesday was never in doubt from the moment Suarez scored his 46th goal of the season from a corner.
Suarez took his tally to 49 before the end of the night and also contributed three assists as Barca were utterly dominant.
Wins for Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid mean that the title race remains tight. Barca are joined on 79 points by Atletico, with Real a point further back. There are four games remaining.
'We are not machines'
"We are human, we aren't machines and we can all commit errors or have a bad game," Suarez told Spanish TV station Movistar+.
"This is a demonstration that the group is more united than ever and desperate to win the league. It is still in our hands."
Barca face Sporting Gijon, Real Betis, Espanyol and Granada in their final games.
"It was a spectacular result for us," said manager Luis Enrique.
"We have a wonderful challenge ahead of us to retain the league title. But there are still four games to go and I'm sure it's not going to be easy."
|The run-in for the contenders|
|Barcelona||Atletico Madrid||Real Madrid|
|(h) Sporting Gijon||(h) Malaga||(a) Rayo Vallecano|
|(a) Real Betis||(h) Rayo Vallecano||(a) Real Sociedad|
|(h) Espanyol||(a) Levante||(h) Valencia|
|(a) Granada||(h) Celta Vigo||(a) Deportivo La Coruna|
Dep La Coruña
- 25Fernández Muñiz
- 15Sanabria Ruiz
- 12da Silva Junior
- 3Navarro CorbachoSubstituted forFajrat 58'minutes
- 11Moreno Fuertes
- 4Bergantiños García
- 22BorgesSubstituted forGutiérrezat 70'minutes
- 6Gracia CalmacheBooked at 30minsSubstituted forNicolás Cartabiaat 59'minutes
- 9Riera Magem
- 16Correia Pinto
- 17Nicolás Cartabia
- 20Rodríguez Portillo
- 6Alves da Silva
- 18AlbaSubstituted forCorreiaat 70'minutes
- 5BusquetsSubstituted forRafinhaat 71'minutes
- 8IniestaSubstituted forRoberto Carnicerat 59'minutes
- 1ter Stegen
- 2Pereira dos Santos
- 17El Haddadi
- 20Roberto Carnicer
- Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 8.
Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi.
Attempt blocked. Fede Cartabia (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.
Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.
Attempt saved. Fede Cartabia (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Faycal Fajr.
Attempt missed. Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Oriol Riera.
Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 8. Neymar (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez.
Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 7. Marc Bartra (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.
Rafinha (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña).
Attempt missed. Jonás Gutiérrez (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Laure with a cross.
Hand ball by Rafinha (Barcelona).
Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 6. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luis Suárez.
Substitution, Barcelona. Rafinha replaces Sergio Busquets.
Neymar (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Pedro Mosquera (Deportivo de La Coruña).
Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Jordi Alba.
Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Jonás Gutiérrez replaces Celso Borges.