Barça hammered Osasuna 7-1 at the Camp Nou to keep pace with Real Madrid for the league title.
Fresh from their magnificent victory over Real Madrid on Sunday, FC Barcelona were back in action when they hosted last place Osasuna. Messi opened the scoring in the 12th minute with another memorable goal. Gomes doubled the side’s lead in the 30th minute to end the half 2-0 in front of the Blaugrana faithful at the Camp Nou. Three minutes after the restart, Osasuna pulled one back with a Torres free kick.
Nonetheless, Barça would go on to score five unanswered goals. Gomes scored the insurance goal in the 57th minute before Messi grabbed his second in the 61st minute. Paco Alcacer scored the club’s fifth goal and three minutes, Mascherano finally scored his first ever goal for Barça with a penalty in the 67th minute. Paco scored his second and the club’s final four minutes from time.
Barça and Real Madrid still remain level on points following Madrid’s victory against Deportivo. Next up for Barça is the Derbi barceloní on Saturday.
Match Stats (From Sport):
FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Mascherano, Piqué, Digne, Busquets, Rakitic, Denis Suárez, Messi (c) (Aleñá, 62′), André Gomes, Alcácer & Arda Turan.
CA Osasuna: Sirigu, Aitor Buñuel, Steven, Oier (c), Fuentes, Fausto Tienza, Fran Mérida, R. Torres, De las Cuevas, Jaime (Kodro, 72′) & Sergio León (Olavide, 72′).
Goals: 1-0 Min. 12. Messi; 2-0 min. 30 André Gomes; 2-1 min. 47 R. Torres; 3-1 Min, 57. André Gomes; 4-1 min. 61 Messi; 5-1 min. 64 Alcácer; 6-1 min, 67 Mascherano (penalty); 7-1 min. 86 Alcácer.
Referee: José Luis Munera Montoro.