We knew Barcelona wouldn't go quietly into the night, and they indeed have not done that. Luis Suarez scored in the third minute, and now it's on.
That's the start Barcelona needed!
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 8, 2017
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Luis Suarez's Volley Against Sporting Gijon Was Like This Truck Hitting Spike Strips At 115 Miles Per Hour
I want to talk about trucks for a second. Not just any trucks, mind you, but trucks being driven 115 miles per hour by escaped convicts that hit spike strips and fly through the air and land on Toyota Corollas.
This is what I want to talk about:
Barcelona, the defending Copa del Rey champions, are on the cusp of being able to defend their title after defeating Atletico Madrid 2-1 in Madrid. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi put Barca up 2-0 by halftime, but Antoine Griezmann managed to pull one back for Atletico in the 59th minute.
Over 48,000 inside the Vicente Calderon witnessed a nightmare start as Suarez opened the scoring for Barcelona in the seventh minute. With Javier Mascherano returned to the defensive midfield role, his crunching tackle saw the ball roll free to Suarez.
Barcelona closed the gap on Real Madrid to two points, although Real still have a game in hand, following their 4-0 victory over Eibar on Sunday. Denis Suarez opened the scoring before goals from the attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar finished the contest.
Top Footballers On Instagram:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Lionel Messi
- James Rodriguez
- Gareth Bale
- Zlatan Ibrahimović
- Luis Suarez
- Andres Iniesta
- Paul Pogba
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Luis Enrique opted to leave Neymar, Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Gerard Pique out of the starting XI for Barcelona’s match against Las Palmas at the Camp Nou on Saturday, even though the side from the Canary Islands is eighth in La Liga.
But this is Barcelona, and they thrashed their opposition behind the primary strength of Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. Suarez scored a brace and Messi added one of his own, bringing them both to 14 La Liga goals on the season as joint top-scorers.
The FIFA FIFPro World XI, which doesn't matter but people pretend to care about anyway, was announced at the FIFA Awards Gala, which doesn't matter but people pretend to care about anyway, today.
It was, as it is every year, basically Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manuel Neuer.
Well, and Dani Alves, who played the first part of this year with Barcelona and the second part with Juventus. Here's the full squad:
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Dani Alves (Juventus/Brazil)