Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez lift struggling Barca in Granada



Barcelona achieved a decisive 3-1 win away at Granada in round 25 of La Liga action on Saturday. Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored for the club, who enjoyed 70 percent of possession, created 16 goal-scoring chances and attempted 16 shots, nine of them on target.

Luis Enrique introduced several changes to his preferred 11, including players who have enjoyed less and less playing time as the season has developed. The Catalans' level of intensity and fluency when on the ball dropped as a result, but, ultimately, their overall quality and enviable firepower up front enabled them to obtain the all-important away victory.

Despite Barca not delivering a vintage performance, they did enough to grab three crucial points that will help pile on the pressure on league leaders Real Madrid. Regardless of whether Madrid can ... Read more, including player ratings, here.

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