FC Barcelona resumed their La Liga campaign after the international break as they hosted Deportivo La Coruna at Camp nou in early kickoff on Saturday, 15th October. Barcelona started with Rafinho as attacking option upfront alongside Suarez and he did not disappoint scoring two goals in first half while Suarez himself grabbed the third as Barcelona raced to a commanding 3-0 lead at the halftime. watch full match highlights of the game here after the match.
FC Barcelona 4-0 Deportivo Highlights
[ Spanish La Liga Match 2016-17 ]
21′ 1 – 0 Rafinha openened the scoring in 21st minute after Barcelona had dominated the first quarter of the game.
36′ 2 – 0 Rafinha made it 2-0 for Barcelona scoring his second of the day.
43′ 3 – 0 Luis Suarez got himself on the scoresheet with a nicely taken goal just before the break as Barcelona wrapped up the win.
58′ 4 – 0 Lionel Messi
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Match highlights of Barcelona vs Deportivo will be available after the game is over and its massive game which you don’t want to miss barca fan or not. La Liga title race might take a few swings on saturday with all three in action.
Barcelona has started the season relatively poor in terms of their usual form having lost 2 and draw 1 in the opening 7 league games. If they don’t put things together both Madrid clubs might very well run away with the title race. Currently sitting top of the table Atletico and Real Madrid have 15 points each thats 2 ahead of both third placed Sevilla and Barcelona. Since Barca are playing earlier in the day they have a chance to go top of the table and put pressure on both Madrid clubs.
As far as the team news is concern Barcelona don’t have any major injury worries and I full expect Enrique to name his normal full strength side with Neymar, Messi and Suarez starting upfront while Rakitic, Iniesta and Busquest to playing in central roles while the Enrique might have to decide weather to start with Dani Alves or stick with Sergio Roberto.
Last time these two meet a 2-2 draw was the result at Estadio Riazor. Luis Enrique side can not afford to drop points like that anymore with both Madrid clubs right up their tails.
Predictions: Barcelona are not the same team which terrorized defenses in last two seasons. Their main players like Suarez, Neymar and Messi are struggling for full match fitness while defense is not reliable at the moment with number of new additions. Messi is likely to miss the clash against Deportivo and responsibility is on Suarez and Neymar. I think playing at home they have enough about them to see off Deportivo.
Suarez was at it again minutes later when he scored second of the night. Iniesta found Messi who release Suarez with an absolute peach of a through ball and Suarez does the rest slotting home with a neat finish.