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Suarez, Neymar and Messi on fire as Barcelona continue sensational form

Two goals from Neymar and another from Luis Suarez saw Barcelona record a comfortable 4-0 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate a Barcelona goal
Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi celebrate a Barcelona goal

BARCELONA MADE IT 18 home wins in a row against Real Sociedad as they breezed to a 4-0 victory in Saturday’s Liga clash.

David Moyes recorded a memorable 1-0 win over the champions last season but his successor as head coach, Eusebio Sacristan, a former Barca midfielder, endured an unhappy return to Camp Nou against the leaders.

Neymar finished a fine team move to open the scoring on 22 minutes before another superb Luis Suarez volley made it 2-0 just before half-time, just as Sociedad had begun to threaten.

Barca made it three with Neymar’s second early in the second half as the Catalans moved into cruise control and Lionel Messi grabbed a late fourth, with Claudio Bravo largely a spectator throughout the 90 minutes.

The victory puts more pressure on Real Madrid, with Rafael Benitez’s side now nine points behind Barca ahead of their trip to Eibar on Sunday, while Sociedad remain just two points outside the bottom three.

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