Messi, Suarez, Neymar on target as Barcelona rout Real Sociedad

Neymar netted twice while Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi also scored as Barcelona earned another lopsided win 4-0 over Real Sociedad, provisionally extending its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday.
Neymar was first on the board midway through the first half from a pass by Dani Alves, who also set up Suarez for the defending champions’ second just before halftime.

Neymar took his competition-high tally to 14 goals soon after the interval as he extended his scoring streak to four straight league matches.

With Sociedad surrendered and the result beyond doubt, Neymar and Suarez went to pains to try and set up their strike partner.

Messi went close three times and struck the upright before he got his goal to round off the rout in stoppage time. He has scored three times in three appearances since returning from a two-month injury layoff.

Suarez, meanwhile, has scored in six consecutive rounds, and remained second in the league with 12 goals.

Barcelona leads Atletico Madrid by seven points before its match against Espanyol later. Real Madrid trails the pacesetters by nine points before visiting Eibar on Sunday.

Luis Enrique’s team was unstoppable for the third time in eight days after humbling Madrid 4-0 in last weekend’s clasico and obliterating Roma 6-1 in the Champions League.

Barcelona has won nine of its last 10 games to go with one draw in the Copa del Rey that it played with reserve players.

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