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  1. Dembele on the bench for Barcelona
  2. Earlier: Real Madrid drew 1-1 against Levante
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Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Luis Suarez

    Barcelona lead the way in La Liga, helped by Lionel Messi's hat-trick.

    Top of the table, nine points from a possible nine, nine goals scored, zero conceded.

    It leaves them four points ahead of champions Real Madrid.

    Title race already over???

    Have a read of Michael Emons's report

    We are back on Sunday for more European action.

    Until then.


    Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol

    A five-star performance from Barcelona, swatting aside their city rivals.

  3. GOAL - Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol

    Luis Suarez

    He gets his goal, finally.

    Luis Suarez with a finish from eight yards out.

    The provider? Ousmane Dembele.

    Excellent vision and technique from the Frenchman, breaking free down the right and putting an inch-perfect pass into the path of Suarez.

    Neymar who???

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    Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol

    Still time for another?

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    Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol

    Into the final minute.

  6. GOAL - Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol

    Gerard Pique


    Ivan Rakitic whips in the corner with pace.

    Can a Barcelona man get his head on to it? It is begging to be finished.

    In flies Gerard Pique like a Boeing 777 to plant a thumping header into the back of the net from five yards out.


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    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Lionel Messi's free-kick takes a nick off the ball...

    ...Pau Lopez is wrong-footed...

    ...but fortunately for him is sails a couple of yards wide of goal.


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    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Lionel Messi is over the free-kick.

    30 yards out, to the right...

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    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Ivan Rakitic chips the ball into the box but it is cleared by an Espanyol head.

    But Barca have another free-kick, this time on the right.


    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Pape Diop the latest man int the referee's book as he trips Lionel Messi around 35 yards out.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Lionel Messi in for a fourth...

    ...he is found on the edge of the box by Luis Suarez, but this time the Argentine's bearings are off and strikes high into the stand.

    Not his best effort.


    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Substitute Didav Vila is into the action and almost grabs a consolations.

    He smashes a left-footed drive across goal and it is travelling towards the top corner, but big goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen dives full stretch to his left to tip the ball away.

    A stunning save.

  13. CLOSE!

    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Paulinho slides in from Luis Suarez's raking pass, but his effort drifts wide.

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    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Not happening for Luis Suarez today.

    A neat one-two-three with Jordi Alba, but just as he is about to pull the trigger, an Espanyol defender takes the ball away form his foot.


    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    And a third change for Barca too.

    Andres off, Andre on.

    Iniesta makes way for Gomez with 14 minutes remaining.

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    Lionel, Ousmane, Luis?


    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    A final change for Espanyol.

    Sergi Darder trots off for Didac Vila.


    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Nice from Ousmane Dembele with a neat turn on the touchline, but Aaron Caricol Martin is none too happy and hacks down the Frenchman.



    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Midfielder Paulinho, who could not get a game at Spurs, now coming on for Barcelona in place of Sergio Busquets.


    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Espanyol defender David Lopez chests the ball, but the referee awards a free-kick for handball.


    Sergi Darder agrees and his face, red with anger, gives the man in yellow an turn receiving a yellow card.