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Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (2L) celebartes a goal with teammates during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (2L) celebartes a goal with teammates during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Villarreal CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
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Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid in the title race, with a 4-1 victory over Villarreal at Camp Nou, on a night when Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar were all on target for the Catalans.

The hosts took the lead through a brilliant team-work, with Neymar capitalizing on a blocked shot from Messi, to roll the ball in from close-range after 21 minutes.

However, striker Seedrik Bakambu brought Villarreal level just 11 minutes later, when the Congolese made the most of a defensive Barcelona glitch, and slotted a curled effort past the keeper. 

Barca regained the lead just before the break, as Messi's effort from the edge of the area took a slight deflection, and found its way into the bottom corner.

Suarez added a 3rd with some 20 minutes remaining in the game. And then came the 4th, as the hosts were awarded a penalty for a handball in the area, and Messi sealed the victory with a superbly executed Panenka.