First Division - Day 38

Barcelona 4 - Eibar 2

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto (André Gomes 46’), Marlon Santos, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic (Paco Alcácer 71’), Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar. 4-3-3.
Eibar: Yoel; Capa, Arbilla, Lejeune, Juncà; Rubén Peña (Pedro León 68’), Dani García, Escalante (Cristian Rivera 83’), Inui; Sergi Enrich (Gálvez 76’), Kike García. 4-4-2.

0-1. 07. Inui. Connected with Capa centre to fire shot past Ter Stegen.
0-2. 61. Inui. Volleyed shot in off bar after Sergi Enrich passed from right,
1-2. 63. Juncà (own goal). Deflected ball in after Neymar shot came off post.
2-2. 73. Luis Suárez. Poked ball in on far post after Alcácer headed on corner.
3-2. 75. Messi (penalty). After Capa brought down Neymar inside the area.
4-2. 92. Messi. Picked up ball in midfield and ran on to steer shot past Yoel.

Yellow cards: Escalante 19’, Capa 30’, 74’, Busquets 41’, Rubén Peña 54’ / red cards: Capa 74’.

Barcelona came back from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 in the last match of the season, although their efforts were all in vain in the end as Real Madrid won 0-2 at Málaga to take this year’s league title. The writing was already on the cards when news came in that Ronaldo had scored, and soon afterwards Inui got on the end of Capa’s cross to beat Ter Stegen on the far post. In the next few minutes Yoel made a string of saves from Luis Suárez, Iniesta, Messi and others, and with an hour on the clock Inui put the visitors further ahead with a volley in off the crossbar from a Sergi Enrich centre.Two minutes after that though Juncà put through his own net after Neymar’s shot came off the post, and soon afterwards Yoel saved a Messi penalty after Kike García brought down Jordi Alba in the area. It didn’t take long hover for Barça to turn things around, Luis Suárez making it all square after Paco Alcácer headed on a corner, and Messi converting a second penalty after Capa was shown a second yellow card for what the referee considered to be a foul on Neymar. Messi scored a fourth in injury time following one of his typical runs from midfield to make sure of this season’s European Golden Shoe, but no league or European titles for Luis Enrique’s side this year, and all they have left is next weekend’s cup final.