14th January, 2019
Eibar came visiting to the Camp Nou in a Laliga Match against the home team, Barcelona and as was to be expected, went back home with some three goals bashing courtesy the usual suspects, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
It will be re-called that Barcelona a few days back lost a match away at Levante in the Copa del Rey Competition where they were defeated by 2-1 and so needed to sort of placate their fans and did just exactly that in an emphatic manner.
In this game, Luis Suarez scored twice while talisman Lionel Messi scored a goal to ensure that they keep the five points gap between them and second-placed Atletico Madrid at the top of the Laliga Table intact.
Meanwhile, statistics show that Messi’s goal in this match goes down in history as his 400th goal in the Laliga.
Barcelona’s first goal came through Luis Suarez who scored in the 19th minute by neatly finishing off a superb passing move to place the ball past Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo.
Barca captain, Lionel Messi then doubled his side’s lead on 53 minutes as he reached another personal milestone. The Argentine received Suarez’s lay off, before taking a touch to open up some space and firing low into the corner.
Luis Suarez was not done for the day as he went on to score his second goal of the game when Sergi Roberto took a quick throw-in to play him in and the Uruguayan striker delicately curled the ball past Riesgo with the outside of his foot.
And so, how did both teams line up for this exciting game? Here we are.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)
Bench: Cillessen, Murillo, Semedo, Vidal, Aleñá, Denis, Dembélé
Starting XI: Riesgo; Peña, Arbilla, Bigas, Ángel; Escalante, Diop; Orellana, Jordán, Cucurella; Enrich (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Dmitrovic, Álvarez, Cardona, Oliveira, De Blasis, Kike, Milla
Table LaLiga Santander
|4 Real Madrid||33||19||10||3||6|
|12 R. Sociedad||22||18||6||4||8|