Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez finish off Osasuna to get Barcelona back on track

Barcelona put pressure on Real Madrid by picking up their first win in four games as strikes from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez secured a 3-0 win.

By: Reuters | Barcelona | Updated: December 11, 2016 1:38 am
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Messi, Suarez, Barcelona vs Osasuna , Osasuna  vs Barcelona, Messi goal, Luis Enrique, Football news, Football Lionel Messi sealed the points in the 72nd by finishing off another pass from Alba. (Source: AP)

Barcelona put pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid by picking up their first win in four games as two second-half strikes from Lionel Messi and one from Luis Suarez secured a 3-0 win at struggling Osasuna on Saturday.

The champions missed a slew of chances in a dominant first- half display but their class eventually shone through when Suarez tapped Jordi Alba’s cutback into an empty net in the 52nd minute to break the deadlock.

Messi sealed the points in the 72nd by finishing off another pass from Alba and in stoppage time the Argentine wizard toyed with the Osasuna defence to grab the third and move ahead of Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo as the league’s top scorer with 11 goals.

Barca are second in the standings and provisionally moved three points behind Real, who host Deportivo La Coruna later on Saturday hoping to set a club record of 35 games unbeaten in all competitions.

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