La Liga round-up: Suarez hits four as Barca thrash Deportivo, Madrid ease to win

first_img Luis Suarez scored four for Barcelona 1 You can listen to live La Liga commentary on talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your radio, click here.Deportivo La Coruna 0-8 BarcelonaBarcelona got their title fight back on track in convincing fashion, thrashing Deportivo 8-0 at the Estadio Riazor.The Catalan giants headed into the game without a win in any of their four La Liga clashes, having allowed Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid back into the title race.There were doubts about Barca heading into the clash with Depor, despite the hosts sitting in the bottom half of the table, but Luis Enrique’s men dealt with any problems with ease.Luis Suarez netted twice in the first-half to hand the league leaders a well deserved lead, before the Uruguayan hit twice again in the second period, along with Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar.The 8-0 win ensures Barca remain top of the table, equal on points with Atletico – who also won, securing a 1-0 victory over Athletic Club courtesy of a Fernando Torres goal – while they still have a better head to head record than their title rivals.Real Madrid 3-0 VillarrealReal Madrid responded to Barcelona’s resounding victory by securing three points of their own, beating Champions League-chasing Villarreal SCORE at the Bernabeu.Karim Benzema opened the scoring with his head, before Lucas Vazquez and Luka Modric struck in the second period to guarantee all three points.Knowing that a win was vital to remain in the hunt for domestic silverware, Los Merengues attacked from the off, although it still took until almost the end of the first-half for the hosts to take the lead.Benzema reacted quickly to reach a free header which he looped into the back of the net, following a Cristiano Ronaldo cross which was pushed away from goal by Sergio Asenjo.Vazquez added the second by charging towards the box and rifling into the back of the net, and Modric rounded off the win with 15 minutes remaining, converting a first-time volley past Asenjo after Danilo’s cross found its way to the Croatian playmaker.The win keeps the white half of Madrid battling Barcelona and their local rivals for La Liga, sitting one point behind the two table topping teams.last_img

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