La Liga: Barcelona Hit Deportivo 8-0 to End Losing Run

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Barcelona humiliated Deportivo La Coruna to end a three-match losing run.
Luis Suarez scored four for the Spanish leaders, with the Uruguay striker bundling in the opener, then tucking in Lionel Messi’s pass.

Barca scored six in the second half – Ivan Rakitic fired in, before Suarez slid in for his hat-trick and then tapped in Neymar’s selfless pass.

Messi rolled in, then Marc Bartra’s solo goal and Neymar simple finish from close range sealed the rout.

In England, Jurgen Klopp’s first Merseyside derby ended in a comfortable victory as Liverpool beat 10-man Everton for their third consecutive Premier League win.

Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho headed in two goals in as many minutes at the end of the first half.
Everton lost Ramiro Funes Mori for a nasty challenge on Origi, who had to be replaced by Daniel Sturridge.

The substitute then drove in a third before Philippe Coutinho’s curled finish completed an emphatic win.

Everton have not won at Anfield since 1999 and, in truth, they never looked like getting anything from their latest visit.

The Reds looked more organised from the outset, attacked with pace and in numbers, and only a couple of good saves from Joel Robles prevented the hosts from taking the lead much earlier than the 43rd minute.

The sending-off of Funes Moris, after he stood on Origi’s ankle, arguably ended any hopes of an Everton fight-back but there had been little to suggest that was ever on the cards.
Liverpool finished with 37 shots on goal, 13 of those on target, while all three of Everton’s efforts were wide. This was the 226th Merseyside derby and one of the most one-sided.

Also last night, Manchester United moved one point behind fourth-placed Arsenal with four Premier League games remaining after a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Damien Delaney set United on their way when he inadvertently turned Matteo Darmian’s cross into his own net.

Julian Speroni kept Palace in the game with a series of fine saves before Darmian doubled the lead by lashing home from 20 yards.
Arsenal, who have a game in hand, entertain West Brom this evening.