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first_imgBarca promptly responded, though, as Suarez showed great Barca promptly responded, though, as Suarez showed great strength to hold the ball up and then lay it off for Messi to fire into the roof of the net with the outside of his left foot. Luis Enriques men should have put the game out of ight before half-time as Cuellar flew to his right to prevent Messi from scoring a first-half hat-trick before Neymar curled the rebound against the post.Barcas demolition of Celta in the final half an hour on Sunday was lit up by Messis decision to pass a penalty into Suarezs path to complete his hat-trick.And the former Liverpool striker may have regretted not returning the favour as Cuellar dived to his right to save Suarezs spot-kick after the keeper had brought down Neymar.Barca have now missed eight of their 16 penalties this season.However, Suarez made amends with a much harder opportunity 23 minutes from time when his left-footed effort curled in off the far post for his 40th goal of the season.Arda Turan should have rounded off a 31st consecutive match without defeat for Barca with his first goal for the club, but he tried to square Messis brilliant cross to Suarez and the ball flew inches wide. AFP AH AHlast_img read more