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The trio Griezmann, Messi and Suarez shone together, Barcelona won heavily in La Liga

The trio Griezmann, Messi and Suarez shone together, Barcelona won heavily in La Liga

The trio of strikers Griezmann, Messi and Suarez simultaneously scored in Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Eibar in round 9th of La Liga 2019/20.

Goals: Griezmann 13 ', Messi 58', Suarez 66 '.

Starting lineup:

Eibar: Dmitrovic; De Blasis, Paulo Oliveira, Arbilla, Cote; Orellana, Pape Diop, Sergio Álvarez, Pedro León (63. Edu Expósito); Sergi Enrich (71. Inui), Charles (79. Kike García).

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto (46. Semedo), Umtiti, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; De Jong (79. Rakitic), Busquets, Arthur (71. Arturo Vidal); Messi, Suárez, Antoine Griezmann.

In the last 10 encounters between the two teams, Barcelona dominated with a draw and nine wins. In all those matches, Barcelona scored at least two goals per game against Eibar. Not only the support of history, but the current performance also makes the team of coach Ernesto Valverde more confident. While they have won their last four matches, Eibar shows signs of leveling off with a draw and a loss.

And in fact, it went as expected. Although Eibar started off strongly, Barcelona gradually took the lead and created more opportunities.

Back after a two-week break, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez proved to be energetic, constantly moving and coordinating with the other attacker Antoine Griezmann. When the ball rolled for 13 minutes, Griezmann opened the scoring for Barcelona with a clever run to break the offside trap and beat goalkeeper Dmitrovic with a shot on the near corner.

After the first goal, Eibar tried to push the offensive team but was not sharp enough to breach Barcelona's defense, held by the defense of Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto. During the match, Eibar made five shots but failed to once hit the target.

In the middle of the first half, Barcelona almost scored the second goal with Messi's opportunity. After escaping in the face-to-face position, the captain of the visitors dribbled, not soon to finish, so the goalkeeper Dmitrovic started playing cards.

At the beginning of the second half, Barcelona increased their attack and this time Messi made no more mistakes. After a cross from Suarez and a reasonable foot-lift by Griezmann, M10 shot diagonally to double the gap for Barcelona.

The second goal lost Eibar mentally collapsed, and seemed only trying to not get more goals conceded. But only eight minutes later, the home team's net came up for the third time. Griezmann continued to shine with a slam from the yard for Messi to come down to face Dmitrovic. Instead of finishing the goal without much difficulty, he crossed the ball for Luis Suarez to score.

Barcelona then played leisurely to keep the advantage and preserve the forces. Coach Valverde also brought Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic in place of Arthur and Frenkie De Jong.

This victory helped Barcelona temporary lead La Liga, with 19 points after nine matches. However, Real Madrid can regain this position if they beat Mallorca in the later match.