Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were all on target as Barcelona ran riot against Sporting Gijon to go top of the La Liga with a comfortable 6-1 victory.

Needing a win to remain hot on the heels of La Liga leaders Real Madrid, the home team began strongly and were 2-0 up inside 11 minutes through Messi and an own goal from Juan Rodriguez. 10 minutes later, the visitors halved the deficit through Carlos Castro but Luis Suarez’s sensational volley in the 27th minute helped the title hopefuls restore the two-goal cushion before the break.

Luis Enrique’s men began in a similar fashion after the break as Paco Alcacer scored the fourth goal for his team in the 49th minute to put the game to the bed. Neymar soon joined the party by scoring from a free-kick. Ivan Rakitic capped off the fine night for the Catalan giants by scoring four minutes from time.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:

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