Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi combined to take down Sevilla as Barcelona romped to a 3-0 home win to extend their winning stream at Nou Camp.
Barcelona faced a difficult task on Wednesday, as they hosted Sevilla at Nou Camp. However, Jorge Sampaoli’s team were unable to pose much of a threat as the Catalans achieved a comfortable 3-0 win over fellow title aspirants.
It was Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi who combined, with Suarez scoring one and recording an assist, while Lionel Messi scored a brace as the away side were unable to cope with the duo. And the plaudits for the Uruguayan followed.
Luis Suarez is incredible pic.twitter.com/qPBQyXLGS5
— Wifey Material (@parmetheus) April 5, 2017
— – (@yaniu8) April 5, 2017
Luis Suarez overhead kick v Sevilla tonight, unreal player.pic.twitter.com/sI7kgzAhY6
— Futbol Avenue (@FutbolAve) April 5, 2017
Luis Suárez’s record in La Liga:
⏱ 90 games
⚽️ 80 goals
Out of this world. 🌍 pic.twitter.com/LNSSMnkCqi
— Leo Messi Ⓜ️ (@LeoneIMESSl) April 5, 2017
However, Messi was the man of the hour, with the Argentine’s brace a telling difference-maker on the day.
Lionel Messi has now scored more goals against Sevilla (29) across all competitions than any other team he has faced.
Personal favourite. pic.twitter.com/3FXD3ub2cw
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 5, 2017
The King Lionel Messi 👑 pic.twitter.com/wE5VNhhz6s
— سعود #الريمونتادي (@saud_aslm) April 6, 2017
Lionel Messi this season:
– Games: 45 👊
– Goals: 46 ⚽️
– Assists: 20 🎯
The greatest for a reason 😎🔥 pic.twitter.com/rB9BWJwp7l
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) April 5, 2017
Lionel Messi… 0 hattricks in La Liga this season but still top scorer.. Most clutch human ever..
— Isioma | Barça Lens (@BarcaLens) April 5, 2017
And the lethal duo earned praise for their chemistry and the brilliant goalscoring record they share between them.
I’m in tears Messi and Suarez is the greatest duo of all time
— 9 (@suarez_nutmeg) April 5, 2017
To see a match at the Nou Camp is something I’ll never forget. That goal by Suarez.. and seeing Messi play in person is actually unreal.
— Matty Benson (@matty_benson) April 6, 2017
MSN since play together – 343 goals:
Messi 142 goals
Suarez 116 goals
Neymar 85 goals pic.twitter.com/O57nQNlVvV
— Barca Galaxy (@barcagalaxy) April 5, 2017
Messi and Suarez bringing tears to my eyes assisting eachother and returning favors with fabulous passes makes me feel like a proud parent.
— XH6 (@XaviAssist) April 5, 2017
Sampaoli too got the tough end of the stick, after his Sevilla side has collapsed from being a genuine title contender to fourth on the table and suffered a similar fate against Barcelona.
Sampaoli clean sheet in the second half. Unreal coach!
— Jamsheed (@JamsheedFCB) April 5, 2017
📸 | Sampaoli after Messi’s goal. pic.twitter.com/SpvF6RlcIi
— Catalan Edition (@CatalanEdition) April 5, 2017
Let’s be serious, Is Sampaoli one of those guys who’s teams get drained by April like his idol Bielsa?😐😮
— Víaan (@Viaanito) April 5, 2017
In recent weeks Sampaoli looks completely lost. So many early changes, either in the first half of at half-time. Running on empty, Sevilla.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) April 5, 2017