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Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas: As it happened, La Liga 2017/18 (FCB vs LP)

Match being played behind closed doors: Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas - Busquets 49', Messi 70', 77'
Updated: 01 October 2017 21:34 IST - Published: 01 October 2017 21:35 IST
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FULL-TIME: Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas

Three second-half goals (two from Messi and one from Busquets) sees the Catalan club extend their lead at the top of La Liga to five points - in an empty Camp Nou. 
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90+2' Suareeezzz... WIDE! A beautiful ball from Messi finds Suarez in the box but his right-footed shot goes wide. 

The Uruguayan striker even rips his shirt apart in frustration and he has to go back to the bench for a new one!
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88' Messi finds his way into the box and picks out Rakitic completely free. But the Croatian takes a touch instead of taking it first-time and that allows a defender to come across and block the shot. 
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85' Tannaneee.... MISSES! He had the opportunity to deny Barcelona a clean sheet in the box but his shot is wide of the far post. Ter Stegen may not have had it covered if it was on target. 
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SUBSTITUTION: Iniesta, who came on as a half-time substitute, has been withdrawn with Andre Gomes taking his place. He may have pulled a muscle as he was moving around gingerly. 
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84' There's less than 10 minutes to go and Barcelona have a 3-0 lead but they still persist with the press with Messi camped near the Las Palmas box in an attempt to force the goalkeeper into errors when he receives the ball. 
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80' Free-kick to Barcelona and Messi stands over it. However, he walks over it and allows Suarez to take the shot. He tries to curl it in to the inside of the right post but the shot goes just wide of the target. 
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79' What a save! Iniesta was almost through on goal but Chichizola sprints off his line to deny the Spaniard a shot on goal. If this was 2-3 years ago then we'd have seen Iniesta get to it faster and putting it in the back of the net. 
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A quick attack from Barcelona sees Rakitic and Suarez work together to slip the ball through to Messi whose calm finish finds the back of the net with ease. That's surely 3 points in the bag. 
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77' GOOOAAALLL! Barcelona 3-0 Las Palmas
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74' A Las Palmas corner kick sees Ter Stegen come out and punch it clear for a throw-in. He's not taking any chances.

Meanwhile, a Catalan supporter was just escorted off the field by stewards after he had invaded the pitch to show his support for the referendum. 
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An incisive through-ball from Denis Suarez sees Messi receive the ball right in front of the goalkeeper. Chichizola goes down to stop him and Messi easily rounds him to fire it home into an empty net. 
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70' GOOOAAALLL! Barcelona 2-0 Las Palmas
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69' Messi... MISSES! He had a clean shot on goal but it's deflected at the last moment for a corner kick. 
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66' Barcelona playing a 4-4-2 now with Suarez and Messi leading the line. They alternate on who plays in the advanced role and even swap positions to give the midfield four options to pass. 
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62' Lemos is quick to react to a surging run from Suarez and strips him of the ball, initiating a Las Palmas counter-attack. But Barcelona are quick to recover and get bodies behind the ball. Barca's pressing game is top-notch and a frustrated Viera tries to shoot from distance with the shot going well wide. 
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58' Free kick to Barcelona! Rakitic tries to skip past four Las Palmas players but he's eventually brought down a couple of yards outside the box. It's in Messi territory but they take it quickly to try and get the ball to Suarez inside the box who was juuust offside.
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56' So close! Suarez tries to pick out Messi with a lobbed ball towards the penalty spot but his header is just wide of the post. That could easily have been 2-0. 
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55' Free-kick for Las Palmas and it's Lemos standing over it. It's a long way out. The Uruguayan defender takes a long run-up to fire a rocket on goal but it's wide of Ter Stegen's right post. 
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51' Suarez runs into the box with the ball and he's one-on-one with the keeper. He tries to round the keeper but falls in the box. Is that a penalty?

No! The referee pulls out a yellow card for diving! He was tripped initially but he was definitely not tripped by the keeper. 
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The corner-kick sees Messi whip the ball into the six-yard box and Sergio Busquets is first to it with a strong header before Chichizola can punch it away. 1-0 to the home side. 
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49' GOOOAAALLL! Barcelona 1-0 Las Palmas
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48' SAVE! Barcelona have changed gears and are threatening to score. Rakitic tries to volley from distance and it dips dangerously, thwarted by the keeper in the end for a corner. 
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47' Free-kick for Barcelona as Luis Suarez is fouled 25m from goal. Messi takes the free-kick and yet again Chichizola makes a great save by diving to his left.