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Messi & Suarez Lead Barca Past Stubborn Osasuna

Spanish La Liga 

Result: Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona

Date: 10 December 2016

Venue: El Sadar Stadium

A brace from Lionel Messi and a solitary strike from Luis Suarez saw FC Barcelona claim a 3-0 win over Osasuna at the  El Sadar Stadium.

Andres Iniesta returned to the line up, as Neymar missed the clash through suspension. While, Arda Turan retained his spot after netting a hat-trick in the week.

The visitors nearly broke the deadlock after 13 minutes as Luis Suarez was afforded time to turn in the box, before rattling the upright with a low strike.

The home side should have taken the lead after 31 minutes when De las Cuevas picked out Riera, who failed to connect with the inviting cross.

Barcelona were in control from the onset, and created a few opportunities. Although they were let down by their finishing, as the score remained goalless at the break.

The visitors eventually broke the deadlock after 59 minutes as Suarez turned home Jordi Alba’s into an empty net.

Barcelona doubled their lead in the 72nd minute as Alba picked up his second assist by picking out Messi, who neatly slotted into the far corner.

Messi then grabbed his second and Barcelona’s third in stoppage time, as the Argentine showed great composure to slot into the far corner from 12-yards out.

Source: www.soccerladuma.co.za

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