Luis Suárez has a lively day against Las Palmas / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona had to fight tooth and nail to win at Las Palmas and maintain their place at the top of the league table. Luis Suárez and Neymar scored the goals as three very important points were added to the collection.

Suárez has now scored 25 goals after 24 league games, enough to move him to the top of the European goalscoring charts, ahead of Gonzalo Higuaín of Napoli, who play Milan in Serie A on Monday.

PLAYER GOALS
Suárez (Barça) 25
Higuaín (Napoli) 24
Jonas (Benfica) 23
Lewandowski (B. Munich) 22
Cristiano Ronaldo (Madrid) 21

Barça’s Uruguayan striker is also the continent’s top scorer in 2016, with an amazing 15 goals. He’s scored 12 times in his last six matches, against Athletic Bilbao (1), Atlético Madrid (1), Valencia (4), Levante (1), Celta (3), Sporting (1) and Las Palmas (1). On top of that, he’s also made seven league assists since New Year.


Andrés Iniesta led Barça in completed passes against Las Palmas with 67. In fact, only three of his passes failed to find their man for a staggering completion rate of 95.7%

INIESTA HEAT MAP
INIESTA COMPLETED PASSES

Today’s win was Luis Enrique’s 50th in 63 league matches for Barça.


Barça have now extended their record-breaking unbeaten run to a massive 32 games.


Javi Varas was very much the reason why Barça failed to kill of the game in Las Palmas. The home goalie made six crucial saves for his team, with a 75% effectiveness rate.