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Rampant Barça hit Roma for six
25 November 2015 @ 13:45

Both Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez both bagged braces in Barcelona's 6-1 Champions League thrashing of Roma on Tuesday night.

Barça went ahead in the 15th minute after Neymar and Dani Alvés combined brilliantly to set Suárez up to score.

Messi, back in the starting-line up after two-month injury lay-off, doubled their advantage three minutes later, tapping a shot in over Szczesny after exchanging passes with Suárez.

Suárez then rounded the first half off in style with a magnificent volley past Szczesny.

Neymar, Suárez and Messi combined again after the break, setting up Gerard Piqué for a close-range tap-in ten minutes into the second half, making it four for the home side.

The dynamic attacking trio combined again on the hour, Neymar doing brilliantly down the left before crossing to Suarez, and his flick was turned in by Messi at the second attempt, after Szczesny had saved his first effort.

Szczesny pulled off a good save to deny Neymar a penalty, only to watch substitute Adriano smash the rebound into the roof the net to make it 6-0.

Former Manchester City striker Dzeko snatched a consolation goal  in the dying seconds of the match, and despite conceding 16 goals in the last five Champions League matches, Roma still have a chance of qualifying for the knock-out rounds if they beat Bate Borisov at home in their final group match.


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