First Division - Day 18

Barcelona 5 - Las Palmas 0

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Aleix Vidal, Mascherano, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; André Gomes (Rakitic 62‘), Busquets (Mathieu 73’), Rafinha; Messi, Luis Suárez (Paco Alcácer 68’), Arda Turan. 4-3-3.
Las Palmas: Javi Varas; Michel Macedo, Lemos, David García (Aythami 34’), Hélder Lopes; Roque; El Zhar (Livaja 74‘), Vicente Gómez (Mateo García 62‘), Jonathan Viera, Tana; Boateng. 4-1-4-1.

1-0. 14. Luis Suárez. Fired shot inside near post after André Gomes laid ball back.
2-0. 52. Messi. Tap-in from close to goal after Javi Varas spilled Rafinha cross.
3-0. 57. Luis Suárez. Picked up Rafinha pass and steered shot wide of keeper.
4-0. 59. Arda Turan. Turned shot in to net after Varas blocked Luis Suárez shot.
5-0. 80. Aleix Vidal. Latched on to return Alcácer pass and struck shot past Varas.

Yellow cards: Roque 02’, Rafinha 25’, Mascherano 29’, André Gomes 32’, Hélder Lopes 41’, Boateng 55’, Livaja 77’.

Barcelona are back up to second pending Sevilla’s game against Real Madrid on Sunday after they trounced Las Palmas 5-0 on Saturday afternoon. Luis Suárez opened the scoring on the quarter hour mark, and Javi Varas had to save from André Gomes and Messi before Messi made it two soon after the restart. Five minutes later Suárez added a third, and two minutes after that Turan made it four after Varas could only push out another shot from Suárez. Boateng tested Ter Stegen for the first time later on, but with ten minutes to go Aleix Vidal combined with Paco Alcácer to round things off.