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Luis Suárez Clásico hat-trick

In the 82nd minute of Barcelona's LaLiga clash with bitter rivals Real Madrid, their Uruguayan striker dinked the ball over Courtois for his third.

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Luis Suárez Clásico hat-trick
JOSEP LAGO AFP

With less than ten minutes remaining in the first Clásico of the 2018/19 LaLiga season, Barcelona striker Luis Suárez scored his third goal of the game. A hat-trick in this game is as valuable as it comes.

Suárez' Clásico hat-trick

Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the big game of the weekend after just 10 minutes. Then, on the 29th minute, a foul by Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane on Suárez gave the Uruguayan a chance to open up his account from the penalty spot. He duly did and went into the lesser-revered history books with the first Clásico VAR penalty scored.

A Marcelo strike for Los Blancos and a flurry of chances for the capital club looked to have given the game a bit of balance but a neat Suárez header restored the two-goal advantage. The 82nd minute saw another assist from Sergi Roberto, and his striker ran into acres of space behind the opposing defence before dinking a delicious effort over the onrushing Courtois.

Vidal added an even later goal to complete the rout.