Spanish La Liga
Dep La CoruñaDeportivo La Coruña0BarcelonaBarcelona8

Deportivo de La Coruña 0-8 Barcelona

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Barca striker Suarez has now scored 49 goals in all competitions this season

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
BarcelonaAtletico MadridReal 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

Relive the action from Wednesday's La Liga games

Line-ups

Dep La Coruña

  • 25Fernández Muñiz
  • 15Sanabria Ruiz
  • 12da Silva Junior
  • 3Navarro CorbachoSubstituted forFajrat 58'minutes
  • 11Moreno Fuertes
  • 4Bergantiños García
  • 5Mosquera
  • 22BorgesSubstituted forGutiérrezat 70'minutes
  • 6Gracia CalmacheBooked at 30minsSubstituted forNicolás Cartabiaat 59'minutes
  • 9Riera Magem
  • 7Pérez

Substitutes

  • 2Pablo
  • 13Pletikosa
  • 16Correia Pinto
  • 17Nicolás Cartabia
  • 19Fajr
  • 20Rodríguez Portillo
  • 24Gutiérrez

Barcelona

  • 13Bravo
  • 6Alves da Silva
  • 15Bartra
  • 14Mascherano
  • 18AlbaSubstituted forCorreiaat 70'minutes
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forRafinhaat 71'minutes
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forRoberto Carnicerat 59'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Pereira dos Santos
  • 7Turan
  • 12Rafinha
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 20Roberto Carnicer
  • 21Correia
Referee:
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Attendance:
27,959

Match Stats

Home TeamDep La CoruñaAway TeamBarcelona
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home16
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 8.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 8.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Fede Cartabia (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Pérez.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Javier Mascherano.

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Goal!

    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.

  10. Goal!

    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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Faycal Fajr (Deportivo de La Coruña).

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Rafinha (Barcelona).

  15. Goal!

    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.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Rafinha replaces Sergio Busquets.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Pedro Mosquera (Deportivo de La Coruña).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Jordi Alba.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Jonás Gutiérrez replaces Celso Borges.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 20th April 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona34254596296779
2Atl Madrid34254558164279
3Real Madrid342464101307178
4Villarreal34179842311160
5Ath Bilbao341661251411054
6Celta Vigo34159104754-754
7Sevilla341310114742549
8Valencia341110134240243
9Malaga341012123131042
10Real Sociedad33118144144-341
11Eibar34118154553-841
12Real Betis341011133146-1541
13Las Palmas34117163846-840
14Dep La Coruña34717104256-1438
15Espanyol34107173563-2837
16Rayo Vallecano34811154666-2035
17Sporting Gijón3488183555-2032
18Granada3379173360-2730
19Levante3377193056-2628
20Getafe3377192961-3228
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