At Camp Nou celebrating goals against Espanyol has become the norm. FC Barcelona have scored 19 goals in Espanyol's last 4 visits to Camp Nou in La Liga. Furthermore, in that time the blaugranes have conceded just two goals in those games which ended 5-1, 5-0, 4-1 and 5-0 in Barça favour.
It was the first Barça v Espanyol for coach Luis Enrique and it could not have gone better wtih a hat trick for Messi and goals from Piqué and Pedro.
Messi, Suárez (2), Rafinha andi Neymar scored in a vital win for Luis Enrique's team with Atlético and Real Madrid hot in their heels in the first division title race.
Luis Suárez (2), Jordi Alba and Messi handed Barça the win with the Argentine in particular in dazzling form.
with Ernesto Valverde in charge, the team followed the tone set bv previous recent meetings between the two sides. Messi helped himself to a hat trick and Piqué and Luis Suárez scored the others in another resounding victory.