Monstrous Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barca five points clear

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"At the end of the day we were able to get around that and we are happy because we have reached the halfway point of the league season top of the table, after having some tricky moments so far".

The Brazilian was always a talented player but his current situation wasn't expected to happen though it's believed to be the reason for the potential transfer. Eibar just couldn't deal with with Suarez and that ultimately told.

Eibar left-back Marc Cucurella, who is on loan from Barca, also troubled his parent club with some powerful runs which impressed the home crowd. But what about Suarez?

A double one-two with Suarez led to the opening goal.

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The 31-year-old is only the second player to reach 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues, following on from Cristiano Ronaldo who has scored 409 league goals 507 games in England, Spain and Italy.

Riesgo denied Messi another soon afterwards and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen saved from Pablo De Blasis as Eibar fought on but the result was beyond doubt.

Aside from the above, Neymar dropped away from the Ballon d'Or running and it is now accepted by the Brazil global that he made a mistake in moving clubs.

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But he had a good session with his swing coach in Dallas, and it paid off two weeks later on the Gulf side of the Mexican coast. He posted a 14-under 126 halfway total, one stroke better than fellow American Andrew Putnam, who shot a bogey-free 65.

Suarez and Coutinho were again involved as the defence was opened up before Messi finished with a powerful left-foot drive.

57' Messi should score! .

Suarez had given Barca the lead in the 19th minute by completing a superb team move involving Messi and his former Liverpool team mate Philippe Coutinho, who returned to the starting line up for the first time in four league games.

Along with Messi, striker Luis Suarez scored a brace to give the Blaugrana a comfortable victory, returning to winning ways after suffering a surprising defeat in the first leg of the Copa del Ray round of 16.

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