Spanish La Liga
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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
  • 11Juanfran
  • 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
  • 6Dani Alves
  • 15Bartra
  • 14Mascherano
  • 18AlbaSubstituted forAdrianoat 70'minutes
  • 4Rakitic
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forRafinhaat 71'minutes
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forSergiat 59'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9L Suárez
  • 11Neymar

Substitutes

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Pereira dos Santos
  • 7Turan
  • 12Rafinha
  • 17El Haddadi
  • 20Sergi
  • 21Adriano
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

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

Full Time

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!

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!

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!

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

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

Substitution, Barcelona. Adriano replaces Jordi Alba.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Lucas Pérez (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Laure with a cross.

Attempt missed. Pedro Mosquera (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Faycal Fajr following a corner.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Pérez (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 5. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neymar.

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

Foul by Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).

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

Attempt saved. Lucas Pérez (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oriol Riera.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Fede Cartabia replaces Cani.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Faycal Fajr replaces Fernando Navarro.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Dani Alves.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Marc Bartra.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

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

Foul by Lucas Pérez (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Goal!

Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 0, Barcelona 4. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

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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