Straightforward win against Las Palmas

May 15, 2017

Barcelona’s Sunday night match against Las Palmas was about as straightforward as they come, a comfortable win against a team that was never going to bare their teeth against the Catalans.

Neymar scored the opener 25 minutes into the match off an assist by Luis Suarez and two minutes later returned the favour to make it 2-0. Nearly 20 minutes into the second half Boateng set up a goal for Pedro Bigas, but four minutes later Neymar headed in a Rakitic cross. Another four minutes and he made it a hat-trick off an assist by Jordi Alba.

Gerard Pique was absent due to abdominal pain that saw him admitted to hospital. Released on Sunday it is hoped he will be fit for next weekend’s match against Eibar.

0-1 Neymar (min 25)
0-2 Suárez (min 27)
1-2 Bigas (min 63)
1-3 Neymar (min 67)
1-4 Neymar (min 71)

The result leaves Barcelona heading the table, but Madrid are neck and neck with them after comfortably beating Sevilla. They also play Celta Vigo on Wednesday, a match postponed from February due to wind damage to Celta’s stadium. The only way for Barça to win the league is for Madrid to lose one of their two remaining matches.

Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Barcelona 37 27 6 4 112 35 87
2 Real Madrid 36 27 6 3 100 40 87
3 Atletico Madrid 37 22 9 6 67 26 75
4 Sevilla 37 20 9 8 64 49 69
5 Villarreal 37 18 10 9 53 32 64
6 Athletic Bilbao 37 19 6 12 52 40 63
7 Real Sociedad 37 19 6 12 57 51 63
8 Eibar 37 15 9 13 54 47 54
9 Alaves 37 14 12 11 40 42 54
10 Espanyol 37 14 11 12 47 49 53
11 Malaga 37 12 10 15 49 53 46
12 Valencia 37 13 7 17 55 62 46
13 Celta Vigo 36 13 5 18 50 63 44
14 Las Palmas 37 10 9 18 53 71 39
15 Real Betis 37 10 8 19 39 62 38
16 Leganes 37 8 10 19 35 54 34
17 Deportivo La Coruna 37 7 12 18 40 61 33
18 Sporting Gijon 37 7 9 21 40 70 30
19 Osasuna 37 4 10 23 40 89 22
20 Granada 37 4 8 25 29 80 20

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