FC Barcelona slipped Saturday alone in the lead of the Spanish league, as hjemmekampen against Alaves, ended in an expected win, it was 4-1.

Thus was the Barcelona hole in the abscess after the goalless El Clasico against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.

Barcelona have now 39 points for 18 matches, while Real Madrid, who on Sunday meet Athletic Bilbao on home ground, has 36 points in 17 matches.

Luis Suarez came to play a leading role with three assists and a goal after the break on a penalty kick, which he himself had precipitated.

After 13 minutes he found in the back part of the field of Antoine Griezmann, who calmly sent the ball into the one bead to 1-0.

In the first half last minutes played Suarez after a little bit of Lionel Messi-magic ball on to Arturo Vidal, who slammed the ball into the corner for 2-0.

Alaves getting the best out for the second half. After ten minutes, reduced Pere Pons with the head, and Alaves had a follow-up to a couple of good chances to equalize.

But the fight returned to more normal conditions, as Messi at the mid-point halftime sent the ball beautifully into the goal from 20 metres. Again it was Suarez noted for the assist.

Therefore it was quite deserved, that Suarez was allowed to close the match with the last goal. Suarez headede the ball into an Alaves-arm and scored then the penalty to 4-1 with a quarter of an hour back.

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