Luis Suarez starred and Neymar reached 100 Barcelona goals as the champions overcame Lionel Messi’s suspension to win 4-1 at Granada and keep their hopes of winning LaLiga alive.
The pressure was on Luis Enrique’s side, who rested Gerard Pique, after leaders Real Madrid defeated Alaves earlier on Sunday, but the visitors won at Los Carmenes to move back to within two points of their rivals having played a game more.
Suarez chipped Barcelona into the lead at the end of a first half that had also seen him hit the crossbar and have four other shots saved by Guillermo Ochoa in an enthralling battle.
Granada substitute Jeremie Boga gave Barca a scare when he levelled the match after the interval, but Paco Alcacer soon restored the champions’ lead, star man Suarez with the assist.
Uche Agbo was sent off for the hosts with eight minutes remaining, with Ivan Rakitic’s shot deflecting in off Matthieu Saunier just 58 seconds later to end the match as a contest, before Neymar brought up his landmark in stoppage time.
Barca have now won eight of their last nine league matches as the title race continues, while Granada stay second bottom after their fifth loss in six games.
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