REAL Madrid and Barcelona have been cruel in La Liga overnight as their biggest names ruled the scoresheet.
The Catalans’ 6-1 victory over Girona extended their league unbeaten streak to 32 games, improving the preceding membership file set through Pep Guardiola’s facet in 2010/eleven. While Lionel Messi created some history of his own, becoming La Liga’s high-quality ever assist issuer, along with his 148th help bettering Real Madrid legend Michel’s mark.
Luis Suarez scored a hat trick even as Philippe Coutinho endured his goalscoring form.
Los Blancos had a huge day of their personal, with their feared front 3 of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale spearheading a four-0 demolition of Alaves.
Ronaldo nabbed a double, while Bezema and Bale each grabbed a goal in their personal.
BARCELONA 6-1 GIRONA
Lionel Messi gave some other masterful performance and Luis Suarez scored a hat trick to steer Barcelona to a brand new membership record after routing Girona 6-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday.
Messi took his opposition-leading tally to 22 goals as Barcelona expanded its lead of the Spanish league to ten points earlier than second-area Atletico Madrid visits Sevilla on Sunday.
Barcelona broke its club milestone for longest unbeaten run in La Liga that had stood at 31 games since the 2010-11 season under former coach Pep Guardiola.
The win over Girona become Barcelona’s thirty second league game without a loss after going undefeated thru all 25 rounds this season beneath Ernesto Valverde plus the ultimate seven from the ultimate marketing campaign under Luis Enrique.
Real Sociedad set the league file of 38 video games with out a loss in 1980. After setting up the primary of Suarez’s desires, Messi danced around defenders to offer Barcelona the lead at the half-hour mark.
He introduced some other aim six mins later with a fantastically struck loose kick that he despatched low under the players in the protecting barrier after they jumped, awaiting he would attempt to shoot over them.
“When you observed you’ve got seen the whole thing he goes and surprises you with a purpose like that from the loose kick,” Valverde said approximately Messi. “Messi feels a superb duty for the group and he took it on during the early a part of the game. He makes the tough look smooth.” Philippe Coutinho had his second to polish after Suarez’s 2nd aim when he curled home a awesome strike from out of doors the area to make it five-1 within the 66th. Suarez finished his treble 10 mins later while he tapped in a cross through Ousmane Dembele.
Suarez, who additionally hit the post early within the 2d 1/2, netted his 18th, 19th and 20th goals inside the league, a total surpassed by means of most effective Messi. Cristian “Portu” Portuguese struck early for Girona when he caught Samuel Umtiti being a ways too complacent while he raced in from in the back of to attain a ball near Barcelona’s container. Portu’s strike from an attitude hit both posts before settling into the internet.
Barcelona proper back Nelson Semedo regarded to harm his left leg overdue inside the match when he had to be attended with the aid of team medical doctors.
Girona fell into ninth location. The Catalan membership has inspired in its debut season within the first department, and lost best once in the six video games previous to Saturday.
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REAL MADRID 4-0 ALAVES
Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’ strike pressure hit returned with a vengeance while Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema all scored in a four-0 win over Alaves because the champions moved inside four factors of second-placed Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo again to the starting line-up after being rested for Wednesday’s game with Leganes and after shaking off a painful ankle knock the Portuguese put Real in advance on the stroke of halftime, taking gain of a clever backheel from Benzema.
Benzema become also the catalyst for Real’s 2nd aim which came under a minute into the second one half of, with the Frenchman triumphing the ball lower back in midfield and tearing towards purpose before slipping it into Bale’s path for the Wales worldwide to slot it inside the near put up.
Ronaldo struck Real’s third intention of the day and his 299th in La Liga in the 61st minute, meeting a cutback from in-shape winger Lucas Vazquez first time and sending it beneath the reach of former Real goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco. Ronaldo then surrendered the possibility to score a hat-trick by way of providing Benzema penalty-taking obligations after Bale turned into introduced down. The Frenchman made no mistake, changing from the spot in the 89th minute.
“It’s an amazing feeling to score 4 desires and hold a easy sheet,” supervisor Zinedine Zidane said.
“The 4 gamers up the front performed genuinely properly and 3 of them scored. It changed into a nice gesture that Ronaldo allowed Benzema to take the penalty. He deserved his goal nowadays.” Real are 0.33 in the standings on fifty one points, 4 at the back of Atletico who can widen the space again to seven when they go to Sevilla on Sunday.