Suarez gets a double at Leganes as Barca win again
By Hu Shichen
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez snapped a goal drought spanning five games by scoring a brace in his side's 3-0 La Liga win over Leganes on Saturday to take the Catalans seven points clear at the top of the table.
Suarez reaped the benefits of two weeks rest, which included being left out of Uruguay's internationals, and pounced from close range to give Barca the lead in the 28th minute after Leganes goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar failed to hold a shot from Paco Alcacer.
Suarez doubled Ernesto Valverde's side's lead by sliding to send another rebound beyond the hapless Cuellar at 60th minute. Substitute Paulinho poked in the third in stoppage-time for his fourth goal of the season. 3-0 was how the game ended.
For the results of other matches on Saturday: Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid drew 0-0 in the Madrid derby in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, Getafe brushed past struggling Alaves 4-1 while Sevilla defeated Celta Vigo 2-1.
For the overall standings, Barca lead with 34 points from 12 games, seven clear of Valencia who visit Espanyol on Sunday. Real Madrid sit the third with the same points of fourth placed Atletico Madrid, but have the advantage of goal difference.