Barcelona players celebrate La Liga title
Footage of the celebrations at Barcelona’s open-top bus parade has emerged online this evening, after the Blaugrana were crowned La Liga champions last night.
Barca went head to head with Deportivo La Coruna at the Estadio Riazor yesterday evening, with hosts Depor having come into proceedings aware that a loss would see them relegated to the Segunda division.
Barca, meanwhile, needed just a solitary point to secure the La Liga title, despite having 4 fixtures remaining after last night.
A thrilling clash was subsequently played out at the Riazor, with first-half goals from Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi having looked as though they were set to send visitors Barca on their way to a comfortable 3 points.
However, Depor, under manager Clarence Seedorf, showcased an impressive never-say-die attitude, pulling a pair of goals back through Lucas Perez and Emre Colak to set up a nail-biting final half-hour.
The hosts continued to pile on the pressure as the second-half progressed, and looked as though they genuinely could have snatched a go-ahead goal, but, in the end, the class of Lionel Messi and the Blaugrana proved too much.
After Suarez set up Messi for his first of the night, the Uruguayan then laid on his fellow South American for his brace, before Suarez once again sent Messi through on goal with 5 minutes to go to see the 30-year-old notch his hat-trick, and Barcelona secure the La Liga title in the process: