Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to the top of the La Liga table after trashing rivals Real Madrid 5-1 at Camp Nou. The Uruguayan hit man netted a hat trick to increase pressure on Coach Julen Lopetegui’s coaching job.
Former Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock early in the first half after 11 minutes. Luis Suarez doubled lead in the 30th minute from a penalty spot after consultation with the video assistant referee.
Marcelo reduced Real Madrid’s deficit with five minutes after the restart.Madrid went close to leveling as Luka Modric hit the post. Sergio Ramos also had his header pushed away.
Barcelona had two goals from the last fifteen minutes with two from Suarez and substitute Arturo Vidal completed the scoring at the Camp Nou.