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The trident shared the evening's six goals / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona followed up their 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo de La Coruña in midweek with another demolition job on Saturday, a 6-0 win over Sporting Gijon.

After going four matches without a win in the league, Luis Enrique are clearly in the mood to make up for lost time, as well as points. Aside from the goals, there were plenty of other interesting numbers that came about from the latest big win.

The front three have equaled their tally of 122 goals from last season. With Luis Suárez’s second consecutive four-goal haul, and one each for Leo Messi and Neymar Jr. means that the trident have four more games (three in La Liga plus the Copa del Rey final) to set a new record.

  SUÁREZ MESSI NEYMAR
LA LIGA 34 25 23
COPA DEL REY
5 5 3
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
8 6 3
SPANISH SUPER CUP 0 1 0
EUROPEAN SUPER CUP 1 2 0
CLUB WORLD CUP 5 0
TOTAL 53 40 29

Luis Suárez hit four goals for the second time for the second straight gameweek, making him the first ever player to do so. His La Liga tally is currently 34 goals, making him the outright leader in the race for the Pichichi Trophy. Suárez also becomes the highest scoring Uruguayan in a single La Liga season, beating Diego Forlán's 32 in the 2008/09 campaign.


The rout of Deportivo on Wednesday coupled with the equally unforgiving display on Saturday means Barça have racked up 14 goals for and none against in just four days.


Andres Iniesta ran the show in midfield – the Spaniard made the assist for Suarez’s first goal and only Jordi Alba (82) and Sergio Busquets (78) completed more passes.

Iniesta's successful passes against Sporting


Javier Mascherano put in a flawless display at the back. All 69 of the Argentine’s passes found their intended target and he also cleared the ball of the line with the score at 1-0.


The opener was Messi’s first ever goal at home against Sporting, leaving just two teams who he has yet to score against, Las Palmas and Hercules.


Centre-backs Piqué and Mascherano played extremely high up the field, as the heat map below displays.

MASCHERANO PIQUÉ
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