Barcelona 4-1 Espanyol: Suarez at the double as hosts cut gap at top

Two goals from Luis Suarez and a scintillating Lionel Messi display helped Barcelona to a 4-1 Catalan derby win over Espanyol on Sunday.

Suarez scored in each half before Jordi Alba added a third, but it was some astonishing footwork from Messi that brought Camp Nou to its feet as the home fans celebrated a victory that takes them back into second place in La Liga.

Luis Enrique’s side have now moved above Sevilla and into second place in the table, three points behind Real Madrid. Highlights

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