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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 June 2018

Barcelona brush aside 10-man Real Madrid to take big step toward Primera Liga title

Goals from Suarez, Messi and Vidal earned the Catalans victory, with Carvajal sent off for the hosts.

Barcelona took a giant leap towards the Primera Liga title with a 3-0 victory against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

After an even first-half that ended goalless, Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez broke the deadlock nine minutes into the second period.

Barca's chances of victory increased significantly when Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal was sent off in the 63rd minute for handling the ball on the line. Lionel Messi duly tucked away the resulting penalty to double Barca's advantage.

The Catalans then made sure of the result in the third minute of injury time when substitute Aleix Vidal struck moments after coming on the pitch.

Primera Liga leaders Barca now lead Madrid by 14 points having played an extra game than their rivals from the capital.

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