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Summary

  1. Dembele on the bench for Barcelona
  2. Earlier: Real Madrid drew 1-1 against Levante
  3. Get involved using #bbceurofooty

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.

  2. FULL-TIME

    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???

  4. Post update

    Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol

    Still time for another?

  5. Post update

    Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol

    Into the final minute.

  6. GOAL - Barcelona 4-0 Espanyol

    Gerard Pique

    Buried.

    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.

    Emphatic.

  7. Post update

    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.

    Corner.

  8. Post update

    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    Lionel Messi is over the free-kick.

    30 yards out, to the right...

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

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

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. GREAT SAVE!

    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.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    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?

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

    A final change for Espanyol.

    Sergi Darder trots off for Didac Vila.

  18. YELLOW CARD

    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.

    Yellow.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

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

  20. YELLOW CARD

    Barcelona 3-0 Espanyol

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

    Never.

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