Barcelona swept aside Osasuna with a comfortable 3-0 victory at El Sadar Stadium to keep the pressure up on league leaders Real Madrid

A brace from Lionel Messi and a solitary strike from Luis Suarez ensured that the the Blaugrana left El Sadar with all three points. However, the Catalan giants could have very well been 5 goals up by the end of the first half if it weren’t for wasted chances and poor finishing and Luis Enrique would surely have had a thing or two to say to his players during half time.

However, they managed to turn things around, somewhat thanks largely to a loss of concentration within the Osasuna backline.

It didn’t long to for the Argentine to send the fans swooning with a brilliant pass to Luis Suarez.

If only Suarez could add the finish touch to that,

Messi & co weren’t having a good day in front of goal so far,

It was turning out to be an extremely disappointing first half by Barcelona’s standards. They had nearly all of the possession, but nothing to show for it. They missed chance after chance and the first half would end goalless.

It was much of the same in the second half, before Luis Suarez finally broke the deadlock by scoring probably the simplest goal he will ever score, after a brilliant Barcelona move helped carve open an Osasuna defence, who until then had been so organized.

Messi would later double their lead in the 71st minute, once again the incing on the cake of some stunning Barcelona build up play.

Lionel Messi would then take the lead in the La Liga goal scoring charts with his second of the evening, and Barcelona’s 3rd in the 91st minute.

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