Match report and full analysis : Barcelona vs Bilbao
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez grabbed an outstanding hat-trick to boast as his side smoothly cruised to a comfortable victory in the Barcelona vs Bilbao la liga clash that took place at the Nou Camp yesterday.
The visitors could have surprisingly taken the lead inside the first minute mark when Bravo was suddenly caught off his line but Eraso could not find the back of the net successfully to a result.
The home side in the Barcelona vs Bilbao clash were then given a typically massive advantage just seconds later when Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz came almost flying out of his net in order to take out Luis Suarez.
He was eventually shown a red card and then Lionel Messi stepped up to take the penalty, which he dispatched with apparent ease.
Both Suarez and Neymar continued to produce chaos going forward and the pair combined further to make it 2-0 after 31 minutes into the game. The former Liverpool man played a really delightful pass to the Brazilian and he lobbed Iago Herrerin from inside the busy area.
Barca boss Luis Enrique eventually decided to take Messi off at half-time with a replacement in the form of Arda Turan but that did not really matter as Suarez got his first of the night only seconds into the second-half.
Bilbao continued with their struggle throughout the game and Ivan Rakitic made matters even worse when he added a fourth after another fabulous cross from Neymar.
Both teams made prominent changes after the hour mark but that didn’t really stop Barcelona’s momentum and Suarez got his second after some lazy defending from the visitors. That was not the end of the Barcelona vs Bilbao clash. The Uruguay international then capped off a perfectly fine night for himself and the Catalan giants when he headed home Sergio Busquest’s fine pass.
Sunday’s Barcelona vs Bilbao win now moves the defending champions into second in the La Liga table, just two points behind leaders Atletico Madrid with a game in hand.