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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Luis Suarez on double for Barcelona as they fire four past Almeria

Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez (L) celebrate a goal against Almeria
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez (L) celebrate a goal against Almeria

Luis Suarez struck twice to help fire La Liga leaders Barcelona to a 4-0 home victory over struggling Almeria last night.

Barca seized control at the Nou Camp before Lionel Messi, who had not scored in three matches since his double against Eibar three weeks ago, skipped in from the right wing in the 33rd minute and whipped a left-foot effort inside the far post.

Almeria, who are third from bottom, defended doggedly but conceded again when Suarez netted an almost identical goal 10 minutes into the second half.

Barca centre back Marc Bartra, one of several second-choice players coach Luis Enrique deployed, added a third when he nodded in a Xavi corner with 15 minutes left and Pedro set up Suarez to make it 4-0 in stoppage-time.

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