It's a Hat-Trick! Barcelona's Luis Suarez gave a masterful performance in yesterday's match against Real Madrid, and the team really didn't need Lionel Messi to win the match.
With Suarez, 31, scoring a hat-trick, Barcelona defeated Madrid with 5-1 on Sunday, October 28, which led to the departure of Julen Lopetegui as Madrid coach.
Former Chelsea and Italy coach, Antonio Conte, is in talks to replace Lopetegui, 52, as the team's manager.
It certainly was a stinging loss for Madrid which has heightened the pressure on the already beleaguered Lopetegui; he is only a few months into his job.
As for the Madrid situation, the team has gone five rounds without a win in a stretch including four losses.
Injured Messi, who was wrapped in a winter coat, celebrated the game with the rest of the packed Camp Nou as Madrid endured its humbling loss since a 5-0 defeat at Barcelona in 2010.
Suarez provided the goals and the Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, made the moves providing critical in crushing a short-lived comeback by the visitors.
An #ElClasico Legend!
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) October 29, 2018
Suarez said, "We are very proud to have the best player in the world (Messi) on our team," but "we showed that we are a great team and that we have a great coach."
The win raised Barcelona to the top of the Spanish league with 21 points, while Madrid was left failing in ninth with 14 from four wins, which includes two draws and four losses.
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