Barcelona striker Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick on Sunday night to guide his side to a 3-1 win over Eibar at the Camp Nou.
The Uruguayan international continues to step up in the absence of Lionel Messi, and he completed his hat-trick to help his side recover from falling behind after 10 minutes.
Barcelona also had Javier Mascherano sent off in the second half, but their quality up front made the difference as Neymar and Suarez linked up to great effect.
It marks a year since the former Liverpool star played his first competitive game for the Catalan giants, after initially arriving in Spain and being unable to feature due to his FIFA ban following on the controversy during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
However, the 28-year-old, who scored 69 goals in 110 appearances during his spell on Merseyside, ensured that it was a positive celebration after guiding the club back level at the top of the La Liga table alongside Real Madrid.
Suarez’s goalscoring record in Spain has been even more impressive as he netted number 33, 34 and 35 in his 57th game for the club on Sunday night as he continues to be decisive for the Spanish giants.
Although questions continue to be asked of the Barcelona defence, coach Luis Enrique will be delighted with what he is seeing from his attackers who continue to ensure that the absence of Messi, due to injury, isn’t having a significant impact on their success.