A brace from Lionel Messi put them one shy, and it was left to Luis Suarez to bring up the ton.
‘MSN’, the acronym for Barcelona’s lethal Messi-Suarez-Neymar strike force, has now combined to score 100 goals this season.
The century arrived in the 84th minute of Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Eibar as Luis Enrique’s team went 11 points ahead of Atletico Madrid in the La Liga title race. You can check out the game's highlights by scrolling down the page.
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Munir El Haddadi opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he tapped home Suarez’s cross.
Messi scored his 35th goal of the season four minutes before the interval, bearing down on goal unchallenged before firing into the bottom corner.
Barcelona were awarded a penalty in the 75th minute when Messi’s cross hit Ivan Ramis’ outstretched arm. The Argentine doubled his tally with a cheeky Panenka.
Suarez scored his 42nd goal of the term - his first in four games - when he fired past Asier Riesgo with six minutes remaining.
It means that, including Neymar’s 23 strikes, the trio have found the net 100 times season.
And there’s potentially another 17 games for them to play, with Champions League and Copa del Rey commitments adding to their 10 remaining league fixtures.
Suarez saw his lead slip in the race for the Pichichi - Spain’s award to the leading La Liga goalscorer - on Saturday, when Cristiano Ronaldo stole a march thanks to a four-goal performance against Celta Vigo.
The Portuguese has scored 27 league goals, one more than Suarez.
No doubt the former Liverpool man would value team success ahead of any individual accolades, though.
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