MADRID (AP) — It was showtime for Barcelona at Camp Nou Stadium.
Lionel Messi had a hat trick. Luis Suárez scored with a superb backheel goal. There was even an assist by goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen to Antoine Griezmann’s first goal in six Spanish league matches.
Madrid had beaten Espanyol 2-0 earlier Saturday to provisionally move to the top, but Barcelona’s win left the teams tied on points and the Catalan club ahead on goal difference.
The highlight of Barcelona’s win was Suárez’s 43rd-minute