Luis Suarez double moves Barcelona to the brink of La Liga glory

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It's been seven seasons since someone not named either Messi or Ronaldo finished as La Liga's top scorer. That's about to change.

Luis Suarez has been in incredible form this season, and had nine goals in three games going into Barcelona's key clash against Espanyol this afternoon.

If the Catalan club win their final two games of the season then they will retain their league crown regardless of what Atletico or Real Madrid do.

Lionel Messi eased the tension early on at the Nou Camp with a brilliant free-kick inside the first ten minutes, but from that point onwards it was the Suarez show.

Early on in the second half, the former Liverpool man slotted home from close range after picking up a Messi through ball, and then made it 11 goals in his last four games on the 61-minute mark. That takes his tally to 37 for the season while Ronaldo's brace against Valencia moves him to 33, with just one game remaining.

Substitute Rafinha then wrapped up the win by making it 4-0 with less than 20 minutes to go, before Neymar struck late on.

The result is a big one for Barcelona against their local rivals. Having been dumped out of the Champions League by Atletico, their sole focus is the league and their season rides on their last domestic game against Granada next weekend.

They can then put the icing on the cake by retaining the Copa del Rey against Sevilla a week later. With Suarez in this kind of form, few would bet against them doing just that.

Would the double mean that Barcelona's season is classed as a success?

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