Eibar vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
12:00pm Saturday October
Estadio Municipal de Ipura
Barcelonas attacking trident of Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi all got on the scoresheet for the very first time win away to Eibar which took the La Liga champions top of the table.
Though will retake best spot when they visit with Real Mallorca later on Saturday the Catalans direct the standings for the very first time this season on 19 points after two games.
As Clement Lenglet started the ball out of the heart of the defence down field to release the France forward, who slotted inside the near post griezmann place Barca ahead in the 13th minute following a movement from his side.
The three all united for the two goals in a sign that the trio are ultimately gelling after a season interrupted by accidents to Messi and Suarez.
Suarez brought the ball into the region to get Griezmann to slip it around for Messi.
Griezmann was the architect of the goal, rolling down the ball from deep to Messis path, who then squared for Suarez to tap into an empty net from the 66th minute and round off Barcas fifth consecutive victory in all competitions.
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde recognized the superb performances of his three forward, saying it was inevitable theyd start dovetailing later or sooner.
it is a matter of the time and games. In the end, the very best players always end up playing well together and understand how they will have to play to get the best out of each other, he said.
They participated a great deal and worked really nicely together and today we got exactly what we needed.
Barca have 10 days before their next league game at home to Real Valladolid after next weekends clash with Real Madrid has been postponed due to widespread violence throughout Catalonia after the jailing of leaders over security issues.
These three points are very valuable as after an global break it is difficult to play because everybody is tired of their excursions but we played quite well, explained Griezmann.
We knew they would press us up the pitch so I told Clement if he saw the wing down to play me , and he did this. We made a great deal of chances from long stretches now.
France defender Samuel Umtiti gave a towering performance after a series of knee issues in his first start of the season although barca were influential defender Gerard Pique due to suspension.
This was the best game weve played away from home for the outcome and the operation, added Lenglet.
Eibar hardly had any chances but we made a whole great deal. It was a very complete performance out of us from start to finish.
There was only one sour note for Ernesto Valverdes side, however, as back Sergi Roberto needed to be removed at the onset of the second half with a knee injury that is suspected.
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