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Barcelona 6-1 Girona, LaLiga Santander: goals, action, report

Luis Suárez scored a hat-trick, Leo Messi a brace, and Coutinho also found the net as Barcelona's attacking quartet dazzled at Camp Nou.
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Barcelona 6-1 Girona, LaLiga Santander: goals, action, report

They may not command a catchy acronym, but Barcelona's attacking quartet of Suárez, Messi, Coutinho, and Dembélé gave an ominous indication of their potential as Ernesto Valverde's side swatted Girona aside at Camp Nou.

The crowd were still settling in their seats and opening their packets of pipas when Portu opened  the scoring for Girona, capitalising on a lapse of concentration by Samuel Umtiti. Unfortunately for Pablo Machín's side, that served only to rile the hosts.

Messi was mesmeric on a night when he became the leading provider of assists in LaLiga history. And two minutes after the opening goal, Suárez was the beneficiary of his unerring distribution. Messi himself scored the second and third goals, before scything through the Girona midfield and feeding Coutinho, who in turn laid the ball across goal for Suárez to score his second. 

Coutinho made it five with a curling shot that nestled in the net via the far post, and Suárez secured the match ball after fine work from Dembélé on the right.

Barcelona 6-1 Girona: as it happened


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