Eibar vs Barcelona
Spanish La Liga
12:00pm Saturday October
Estadio Municipal de Ipura
Barcelonas attacking trident of Antoine Griezmann, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi got on the scoresheet for the very first time together in a 3-0 win against Eibar that took the La Liga winners top of the desk.
Although Real Madrid, that have 18, will retake spot once they visit Actual Mallorca the Catalans lead the standings for first time this season on 19 points after two games.
As Clement Lenglet started the ball out of the heart of the defence down field to release the France ahead, who calmly slotted inside the near post griezmann place Barca ahead in the 13th minute after a route-one move from his side.
The three united in a symptom for the two goals that the trio are ultimately gelling after a stop-start season disrupted by injuries to Messi and Suarez.
Suarez brought the ball to the area to get Griezmann to slide it across for Messi to score in the 58th minute.
Griezmann was the architect of the third goal, rolling out on the ball out of deep to the route of Messi, who uttered for Suarez to tap into an empty net from the 66th minute and around off Barcas fifth consecutive victory in all competitions.
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde welcomed the performances of the three forward, stating that it was inevitable they would begin dovetailing later or earlier.
Its a matter of time and matches. In the long run, the best players always end up playing nicely together and learn how they need to perform to get the most out of each other, he explained.
They engaged a lot and worked really nicely together and today we got exactly what we deserved.
Barca have 10 days before their second league match at home to Real Valladolid following next weekends clash with Real Madrid has been postponed over safety issues due to widespread violence across Catalonia after the jailing of separatist leaders.
These three factors are extremely precious as after an global break it is tough to play well because everyone is tired of their excursions but we played quite well, explained Griezmann.
We understood that they would press us up the pitch, and so I told Clement if he saw the wing down to play me , and then he did that. We created a great deal of opportunities from long passes today.
France defender Samuel Umtiti gave a towering performance in his first start of the year after a series of knee issues although barca were because of suspension.
This is the best game weve played away from home both for the result and the performance, added Lenglet.
Eibar barely had any chances but we made a good deal. It was a really complete performance out of us from begin to finish.
There was one sour note for Ernesto Valverdes side, however, as back Sergi Roberto needed to be taken off with a knee injury.