The team celebrate one of Gual's four goals / LAIA SOLANELLAS

Barça took a big step towards the league title with a thrilling 3-4 win away to Reus on Saturday night. Marc Gual bagged all four Barça goals and will go into their game against second place Liceo in a fortnight with a healthy five point lead at the top of the table.

Whirlwind start

The game started at a hectic pace with four goals in the first six minutes as Reus pegged back Gual’s openers, but Barça managed to impose some order and after Gual made it 2-3 on 13 minutes, they made plenty of chances before the break to extend their lead, but failed to put them away.

Gual makes it four

Backed by a noisy home crowd, Reus Deportiu pushed for the equaliser after the break, but some excellent keeping from Egurrola , kept them out and Gual made it four with  a free shot on 34 minutes. The hosts pulled one back soon after, but it wasn’t enough and Barça came away with the valuable points.


Reus Deportiu, 3
FC Barcelona, 4

Reus Deportiu: Molina, Platero, Costa, Ollé, Coy (starting five), Costa, Salvat.

FC Barcelona: Egurrola, Gual, Pascual, Panadero, Raúl Marín (starting five), Torra, Barroso.

Goals: 0-1, Gual (min 4); 1-1, Ollé (min 5); 1-2, Gual (min 5); 2-2, Costa (min 6); 2-3, Gual (min 13); 2-4, Gual (min 34); 3-4, Coy (min 37).

Referees: Isaac Sanz and Alberto Veiga.

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