Suarez goal vs Espanyol: Luis Suarez scored a goal from a difficult angle as Barca cruised past Espanyol.
Barcelona crushed Espanyol 4-0 in the season’s first derby in the league. Lionel Messi shined as he scored a brace with two brilliant free-kicks, while Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez scored to complete an all-round show for Barcelona.
Messi opened the goalscoring early in the first half, while Ousmane Dembele soon doubled the lead in the 26th minute.
Luis Suarez scored the third goal as he ran with the ball towards the edge of the box, before cheekily nutmegging the goalkeeper to make it three before the halftime.
Barcelona, with this win, remain at the top of the table. The Catalan side is three points clear of second-placed Sevilla, who were held to another draw in the league by Valencia.
Suarez goal vs Espanyol:
Ousmane Dembele found Luis Suarez making a forward run with an exquisite pass, and the Uruguayan striker ran with the ball.
As the defender increased the pressure, Suarez was forced into a tight angle, but took an attempt at the goal. He cheekily nutmegged Diego Lopez, who should’ve done better to save the goal.
The goal gave Barcelona a three-goal lead before halftime, and comfortably put the game to bed.
Here’s the goal:
How did you do that, Luis Suarez! Barcelona’s 3rd goal vs Espanyol. pic.twitter.com/lG7FRHNLEU
— Harigovind Thoyakkat (@thoyakkatboy) December 9, 2018
Here’s how fans reacted to Suarez’s performance:
Suarez invented an angle there. There was nothing else left… really!!! pic.twitter.com/GdCKlfr0IG
— Pulak (@PulakFCB) December 8, 2018
What a performance from Barca to bag a very convincing away win. Another Messi masterclass. He gets better everyday, doesn’t he? Dembele carried on his good form. & then there was Suarez! He might got fat & slow but he definitely is not finished. An absolute beast on his day! 💪 pic.twitter.com/BIFEftuWUS
— N (@crick3tf4n) December 9, 2018
Dec 8: #LaLiga #EspanyolBarça #DerbiCatalán Night-filled with golazos from Messi x2, Dembelé, Suarez. Barcelona dominated the rivals 4-0 in a night where they forgot they had a game. The best “5th in the world” Had nothing else to prove… Just shutting mouths. pic.twitter.com/Lmv4eh1Ma7
— Mahonri ⚽️👨🏽💻 (@mahonri12) December 8, 2018
Typical Suarez. Miss sitters, then score out of nowhere.
— x (@FehintoIa) December 8, 2018
Espanyol – Barcelona thoughts:
– What a performance.
– Vidal, what a Signing.
– Messi is The GOAT.
– Dembélé >> Mbappé.
– Suarez was excellent today, even after returning from an injury.
– The defense was solid today.
– The Midfield was ugh, only Vidal.
– Semedo is my RB.
— Μadan (@EnjoyArthur) December 8, 2018
Luís Suárez: sometimes can’t hit the side of a barn. Sometimes slides the ball through a space you don’t think a ball can fit. *shrugs*
— Diana Kristinne (@DianaKristinne) December 8, 2018
Fantastic pass from Ousmane and good finish by Suarez. I want to see Aleñá in the second half.
— fabiano™ (@XaviTempo_) December 8, 2018
What happened in the match between Espanyol and Barça?
Messi Masterclass happened.
Dembele and Messi’s surreal link up happened.
Dembele’s clinical finished happened.
Suarez’s sublime goal happened.
And once again LEO MESSI happened..🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/cs8p0VU3X0
— Suravy G. (@blaugrana_su) December 8, 2018