Barça thrash Espanyol 4-0 in derby win.

FC Barcelona now enjoy a three point lead atop of the standings following their 4-0 thrashing of Espanyol. Sevilla’s 1-1 draw away to Valencia allowed Barça to claim the top spot for themselves. Barça raced to a 3-0 first half lead courtesy of an amazing Messi free-kick in the 16th minute, and goals by Dembélé in the 25th minute and Luis Suárez right before the break. Messi then scored another excellent free-kick in the 64th minute.

Match Info (From Sport):

RCD Espanyol: Diego López; Javi López, David López, Duarte, Dídac Vilà; Marc Roca, Darder (Granero, 74′), Víctor Sánchez; Hernán Pérez (Baptistao, 59′), Melendo (Sergio García, 53′) & Borja Iglesias

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Rakitic (Denis, 81′), Arturo Vidal, Dembélé (Coutinho, 68′), Messi & Luis Suárez (Munir, 78′)

Goals: 0-1, Messi (m.16′); 0-2, Dembélé (m. 25′); 0-3, Suárez (m. 44′); 0-4, Messi (m. 64′)

Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande.

Cautions: Dídac Vilà (m. 78′).

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