Luis Suarez scored a fine brace to maintain Barcelona’s lead at the top of the table against Espanyol last night, in a hotly contested Catalan Derby that many felt could be the place that sees Barcelona’s title challenge take a blow.

Espanyol had started off in typical fashion, with some  solid defending not giving Barcelona too many clear cut opportunities. A needless, sloppy backpass from Jurado gifted Barcelona a goal in the 50th minute however and Barcelona did not look back after their opener.

Ivan Rakitic then added a second for Barcelona before Luis Suarez wrapped up the proceedings late on after yet another terrible mistake from Aaron Martin. Twitter was intially critical of Suarez but that soon changed once he fired Barcelona back into first position in the table after Real Madrid beat Valencia earlier on Saturday night.

Sergio Busquets also put in yet another brilliant showing and many Barcelona fans on Twitter were quick to give him credit.

And, of course, there were conspiracy theories and mockery on show after Jurado’s moment of madness that gifted Barcelona the opening goal.

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