FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar : Match reports and analysis
Barcelona have gone 11 points well clear at the top of La Liga table after they won 4-0 at the FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar clash.
Messi scored with a dribble and a low finish shortly before half-time and then added a penalty in the 76th minute of the FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar encounter, giving Barcelona a substantial 11-point advantage over Atlético Madrid, who play at Valencia later on Sunday. Luis Suarez also happened to be on target as those two and Neymar together took their combined tally this season to a staggering 100 goals in all competitions.
It was youngster Munir El Haddadi, who came in for the suspended Neymar, had given Luis Enrique’s side a very early lead as he tapped home a fine Suarez cross on eight minutes mark of the FC Barcelona vs SD Eibar match.
Eibar have impressed in La Liga in current season and lie eighth in the table and they really could have equalised when Gonzalo Escalante shot just wide from six yards out.
And three minutes before the interval they were made to pay for their wastefulness as Messi generated a low finish.
Fifteen minutes from the finish Barca were awarded a penalty when Messi’s cross was tactlessly handled by Ivan Ramis.
And the Argentine sent his spot kick right down the middle to improve Barcelona’s upsetting recent penalty record, with the Catalans having now scored successfully 10 of their last 19 penalties.
There was still time for Suarez to put the perfect icing on the cake when he forced his way brilliantly into the penalty area and netted home a low shot.
Messi has scored 15 goals in the last 10 matches, and eight in the past four, an amazing tally. Munir El Haddadi opened the scoring sheet in the eighth minute after a fine cross by Luis Suárez, who registered his league-leading 26th goal right in the final stages.
It was Barcelona’s 11th successive victory in the league and extended the club’s terrific unbeaten run to 36 games in all competitions.