La Liga Football: Five-point lead for Barcelona

Barcelona's Lionel Messi in action against Eibar yesterday. Picture: REUTERS

BARCELONA has taken a five-point lead after 19 rounds at the top of the Spanish La Liga football competition.

The La Liga website reported that a double from Luis Suarez and another from Lionel Messi helped the defending champions beat Eibar yesterday.

Arch rivals Real Madrid also secured a win after edging Real Betis 2-1, it was reported.

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