Antoine Griezmann inspires Barcelona's easy win away to Eibar
Barcelona's attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann all got on the scoresheet for the first time together in a 3-0 win away to Eibar which took the La Liga champions top of the table for a few hours at least.
Barça lead the standings for the first time this season on 19 points after nine games although Real Madrid, who have 18 from eight, can retake top spot when they visit Real Mallorca later on Saturday.
Griezmann put Barça ahead in the 13th minute after a route-one move from his side. Clement Lenglet launched the ball from the heart of the defence to release the France forward, who calmly slotted inside the near post.
The three forwards all combined for the next two goals in a sign that the trio are finally gelling after a stop-start season interrupted by injuries to Messi and Suárez. The latter brought the ball into the area for Griezmann to slide it across for Messi to score in the 58th minute.
Griezmann was the architect of the third goal, rolling the ball from deep into the path of Messi, who then squared for Suárez to tap into an empty net in the 66th.
In the afternoon game in La Liga, Atlético Madrid host Valencia, before Leganés visit Getafe.
In Italy, Juventus will look to extend their advantage over Internazionale when they host Bologna in the late game, though Atalanta have the chance to go top, at least briefly, from Juve on goal difference when they visit Lazio in the afternoon. Napoli host Verona in the early evening.
The big game in Germany is the late kick-off in which the leaders at the start of the weekend, Borussia Mönchengladbach, travel to Borussia Dortmund. Afternoon fixtures include RB Leipzig v Wolfsburg and Augsburg v Bayern Munich.This story will be updated Topics
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