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Messi, Suarez & Neymar Reach New Landmark As Barcelona Fight Back To Enter Copa Del Rey Quarters

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Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez scored his 100th club goal for Barcelona as he opened the scoring for the defending La Liga champions in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey clash with Athletic Bilbao.

Luis Enrique’s men outplayed Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the second leg clash of Copa del Rey to storm into the quarter-finals of the competition on a 4-3 aggregate.

Luis Suarez opened the scoring for the Spanish giants to complete his 100th club goal for Barcelona. Lionel Messi picked Neymar, who whipped in a floating cross to find the former Liverpool man, who comfortably fired a brilliant volley into the back of the net.

The Uruguayan striker has now reached the three figures for Barcelona and it took him just 120 games in all competitions to reach the landmark.

Barcelona stepped up their game after their recent dip in form in the last few games and their deadly attacking trio – Neymar, Suarez and Messi proved their mettle once again and guided Luis Enrique’s side to a brilliant comeback after losing 2-1to Athletic Bilbao in the first-leg of the last-16 clash of Copa del Rey.

Messi and Neymar also joined the party as the Brazilian striker scored from the spot and the Argentine superstar scored from a brilliant free-kick to put the game to bed for Barcelona.

Barcelona’s deadly and widely celebrated attacking trio MSN have now scored 302 goals since they started playing together for the club in 2014. Messi tops the scoring list with 125 goals, Suarez has now reached his 100th goal for the club and Neymar has contributed 77.

Suarez has now scored 68 goals in 78 La Liga appearances, 17 goals in 24 Champions League appearances and the rest of his haul comes from appearances in the Supercopa de Espana and UEFA Super Cup and had scored five across a pair of appearances when Barcelona had clinched the FIFA Club World Cup in 2015.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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