Neymar scores three
Barcelona keep believing that they can win the league, but Real Madrid doesn't let them to overdream. The Catalans won against Las Palmas (1-4), with a great performance by Neymar, who scored a hattrick. However, Zinedine Zidane boys did the same at home against Sevilla (4-1), with goals from Cristiano Roanaldo (2), Nacho and Kroos.
Luis Enrique had some difficulties in forming his line-up as Gerard Piqué didn't travel due to illness and Javier Mascherano injured himself in the warm up. This meant the Barcelona B player Marlon Santos had to play in the Argentinian's place. And he performed really well. In fact who had more problems in Barcelona's defence was Lucas Digne, who played as a right-back and suffered a lot in the first half.
Neymar was at his best again and scored the opener after a great assist by Luis Suárez. The Brazilian returned the favour to the Uruguayan in the second goal.
Bigas scored the 1-2, but Barcelona reacted quickly in the second half and Neymar scored the third and the fourth.
The Catalans are still in the fight, but there are less games to go. Real Madrid will have to play against Celta de Vigo on Wednesday and Malaga on Sunday. Both times away from home. Barcelona need Madrid to lose one of their matches and secure a win in their match against Eibar at Camp Nou.
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