Barcelona rbeat Alaves thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, who helped them earn their sixth successive win in La Liga.
Both are crucial components for Barca this year, with more goals between them than most of the rest of the teams in La Liga. The Argentine and the Uruguayan are synonymous with danger - and with goals.
A LETHAL DOUBLE ACT
Between Messi and Suarez they have 36 goals and 14 assists in La Liga. Better than any other pair in Europe's top leagues, bar Neymar and Cavani, who have 38 goals and 16 assists. Messi and Suarez look for each other and find each other, playing from memory.
Messi plays behind Suarez, feeding him with chances. Without Neymar around, those two are crucial to guarantee goals.
In the 1930-31 season, Guillermo Gorostiza and Jose Iraragorri netted 13 goals in five consecutive game weeks. If one of Messi or Suarez scored against Espanyol next weekend they can surpass that. They have 13 goals and seven assists against Real Madrid, Levante, Real Sociedad, Betis and Alaves.