The €94 million striker finally netted in the Primera Division, while Lionel Messi struck twice, with Pedro and Gerard Pique bagging one goal apiece
As Expected Barcelona it was an easy one for Barcelona at home .Cardoba were no where into the match.
NIGHTMARE START FOR CARDOBA
The match was into Barca’s way from the starting the itself when Rakitic collected the ball just outside the box and dinks a brilliant pass into the feet of Pedro, who takes an assured touch before cushioning a strike into the top corner. After a nightmare start for cardoba they were in no mood to attack . In the 12th minute then came a beautiful volley from suarez ,but the attempt goes into the side netting .After series of attacks from Barcelona cardoba put in some counter attacks which were defended well by the Barcelona’s defence . Thanks to some slide tackles from pique and masherano . Barcelona’s defence has been improving day by day .
Till half-time the game was bit slow and sluggish .
Coming to the second half .second half started with some impressive mid field runs from messi and iniesta . In 53rd minute of the game suarez scored his first goal in La Liga . It was a perfect Barcelona type goal with some quick passes from messi-iniesta-pedro-suarez.
BARCA TAKING ADVANTAGE OF SITUTATION
Barcelona were having the momentum with them .In the 55th min rakitic fired the ball to goal post .Both team substituted one player pinollos in for lopez and lucho got in Xavi for rakitic In 66th min sergio busquets was booked by the refree for a tackle on cartabia.Cardoba made some quick substitutions luso out in roosi in Borja García out López Silva in lucho got Rafina in for xavi out .
FINISHING TOUCH FROM MESSI
Pique sealed the win In 80th min Xavi whiped a free kick into the danger area from the left channel and the former Manchester United defender rised high to nod home past the keeper.In another set-piece goal, Xavi curls a corner kick into the box and Cordoba fail to clear out of the box. Messi collects before lashing a right-footed strike into the top corner. Its 4-0 now .MESSI GETS HIS SECOND. In 91th min Alba clips a cross to the back post and the former Ballon d’Or winner takes the ball down wonderfully before smashing a right-footed volley into the corner.
Barcelona move to within one point of Real Madrid in La Liga after a comprehensive 5-0 victory over relegation threatened Cordoba.
Player of the match : Pedro (1goal , 1 assist)