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La Liga: FC Barcelona 4-1 Rayo Vallecano

Updated: 18 October 2015 01:58 IST - Published: 18 October 2015 00:06 IST
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Barcelona had to come from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano in what was a scintillating encounter. A set of 4 goals for the Brazilian Neymar, 2 of which came from the penalty spot put Barcelona in the lead and that’s where they stayed for the rest of the game as Suarez added one of his own. Rayo did score another one in the 86th minute but it didn’t affect the result.
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Two minutes of additional time comes to an end as the referee blows his whistle.
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88: Almost another goal for Barcelona there but Tono saves Luis Suarez's approach.
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85: GOOAL! A lapse of concentration there from Jeremy Mathiey as Rayo find thier second goal through Jozabed Sancez.
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83: Corner for Rayo goes to a waste as Jeremy Mathieu intercepts the ball.
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83 - Rayo try their best to find space to move into Barcelona's box with less than 10 minutes to go until full time.
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It's worth mentioning that Rayo's goal difference stands at -10 at the moment.
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Neymar is the first Brazilian to score 4 goals in a single Liga game since Julio Baptista in 2004. [Opta]
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76: 5-1 to Barcelona! It's Luis Suarez this time with Neymar returning the favour as he provides the perfect ball for the Uruguayan striker to finish.
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71 - Another GOAL! Neymar's 4th. Two goals in a matter of seconds. Luis Suarez with the assist as Rayo's high defensive line fails to catch up with their quick counter.
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GOOAL! Neymar finishes his hat trick as he increases Barcelona's lead to 3-1. It was Neymar who was the one to pass the ball to Suarez whose shot was saved by Tono. However, the Brazilian forward slots it in easily.
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64' CHANCE! Rayo almost equalise again!
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56' CHANCE! Neymar and Suarez are put through by a brilliant ball by Alba but the linesman raises his flag to call for an offside. Barcelona look threatening every time​ they're on the ball.
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48' CHANCE! Rayo almost equalise through a one-on-one but Bravo saves well.
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...and we're back! Barcelona have already started strong.
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End of first half! Barcelona leading with two goals against Rayo's one as Neymar earns and scores both of them in the first half.
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39' Barcelona on the counter now as Neymar passes the ball to Sergio Roberto whose shot is saved by Tono.
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