Trashed by the leaders in the next to last tavel by Barça in La Liga. Pressure goes to Sevilla where Real Madrid will have to win if they don't want to say farewell to La Liga. Difficult first half for Barça that was solved before reaching the half time with 2 goals. At the second half Juan Carlos' goal was punished by Luis Enrique's men. Merciless victory that send Cordoba to Second Division.
Complicated beginning of the match for Barça at Cordoba. High temperatures, more than 86ºF and the state of the turf, very dry, weren't facts to favor Luis Enrique's men that lost in the attacking speed against Cordoba, who defended their box with the idea of counter-attacking. In two times the home team approached the danger zone of Bravo's goal.
41 mins: When Barça were trying it the most and Cordoba felt more demanded Messi's panoramic view appeared again to assist Rakitic, who coming from the second line controlled the ball with his right foot and scored with the same leg with a powerful shot, unstoppable for Juan Carlos.
45+2 mins: When it looked like Barça would go to the locker room's tunnel winning for the minimum difference Iniesta passed, after Barça recovered the ball, took the defensive line attacking and Suárez used the fact to win the position to his defense and scored front Juan Carlos. 0 to 2 to refloat a difficult match that are looking for a practically impossible salvation.
47 mins: Without losing time, Barça gave no option to Cordoba at the second half. Practically at the first move, ball through the right wing, great cross by Alves and Messi came with speed to header the ball and score. Powerful and place header close to the post
53 mins: Dani Alves crossed again and found Suárez at the first post. The Uruguayan header meant the fourth goal of the afternoon.
65 mins: Corner kicked by Rakitic and Piqué who beat his marker scored the header to make the fifth with the collaboration of the keeper Juan Carlos who tried to save with soft hands.
79 mins: Second Messi goal after a great performance between Pedro and Suárez that ends with a drop that Messi only had to push.
85 mins: Penaly to Neymar that the Brazilian himself scored from the spot. Although he offered the ball to Messi the Argentinian let Barça's winger to score the 0-8.
88 mins: Suárez hat-trick after taking the rebound of a kick by Xavi. The ball touched a centre-back of Cordoba and Suárez didn't forgive in the second attempt.
Full time at Nuevo Arcángel. Córdoba 0 - Barça 8. Away trashing when there are only 3 fixtures for the end of La Liga. Barça keep the leadership.