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BARCELONA---Luis Suarez s long wait
for a goal in the Spanish league finally
ended when he added to Lionel Messi s
brace to give Barcelona a 5-0 win over
After putting Barcelona ahead two
minutes in at Camp Nou, Pedro
Rodriguez passed in the 53rd for Suarez
to net his first goal in eight league match-
es following his four-month biting ban.
Suarez had scored twice in the Cham-
Gerard Pique headed in Barcelona s
third in the 80th before Messi struck
his team-leading 14th and 15th league
goals of the season.
"I was able to score and that leaves
me at peace," Suarez said. "I am a striker
and I have to score goals, but I am help-
ing the team win games. That s why I
don t obsess about it."
Barcelona pulled to within one point
of Real Madrid, which won t play its
game against Sevilla from this round
until February 4 due to its appearance
in the Club World Cup final in Morocco
late Saturday. Elsewhere, Valencia
climbed into provisional fourth place
with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Eibar,
while Levante midfielder Andreas Ivan-
schitz converted an injury-time penalty
to salvage a 1-1 draw at home with Real
Sociedad. Cordoba offered little resist-
ance as the strugglers remained 19th
out of 20, and coach Miroslav Djukic
gave a scathing review of his players
"We came here to ask the Barcelona
players for their shirts. I feel ashamed,"
Djukic said. "We were asking for auto-
graphs and shirts with photos before
the game. To win here, you have to have
Pedro s early goal came after he used
one touch of his right boot to control
Ivan Rakitic s lobbed pass, before a sec-
ond flick put the ball past goalkeeper
Juan Carlos Martin.
With Barcelona dominating with ease,
the home crowd didn t come alive until
Suarez poked Pedro s pass under Martin.
Pique headed in Xavi Hernandez s free
kick and, two minutes later, Messi was
kept in check until a poorly-defended
corner kick fell for him to fire in. He
followed that with a goal in stoppage
time when he spun and slotted the ball
just inside the post for his 22nd and
23rd goals through 22 games in all com-
In the late match, Rayo Vallecano fell
3-1 to Espanyol. Elche can push Cordoba
to the foot of the standings with a win
at home over Malaga today. (AP)
Paris Saint-Germain was booed at
home in its last match of the year after
the defending French league champion
was held to a goalless draw by Mont-
It was a first 0-0 draw at home in
nearly two years for PSG, which fell to
its first league defeat of the season at
Guingamp last weekend. That result
came days after its unbeaten season was
ended at Barcelona in the Champions
"The match was not complete, much
like our first half of the campaign," PSG
coach Laurent Blanc said. "Offensively,
we didn t do enough to win this match.
"Now we need to recharge the bat-
teries. The winter break will be good for
us, both mentally and physically."
Both sides struggled to carve out
chances, and the only shot on target in
an abject first half was Zlatan Ibrahi-
movic s weak free kick for PSG.
Montpellier also had a goal ruled out
for a tight offside decision. PSG moved
level on points with league leader Mar-
seille, which hosts Lille on Sunday.
Montpellier remained ninth. Monaco
moved provisionally fourth---six points
below PSG---with a 1-0 win at struggling
Metz, which remained in the bottom
three along with Caen and Bastia, who
drew their relegation battle 1-1.
Guingamp s three-match winning
streak ended in a 1-1 draw at Toulouse,
while Lorient also remained in trouble
as it lost 2-1 at home to Nantes. Else-
where, Reims beat Rennes 3-1. (AP)
Roma was held to a goalless draw
at home by 10-man AC Milan as its
Serie A title ambition took a blow in
the final round of the year yesterday.
The result meant Juventus will spend
the winter break three points clear of
Roma after the league leader beat Cagliari
3-1 on Thursday. Milan remained seventh
ahead of the rest of the weekend s fix-
tures, but was provisionally two points
behind third-place Napoli in their duel
for the final Champions League spot.
Milan started the brighter but it was
Roma which had the better opportuni-
ties, and Rudi Garcia s men should have
won the match after Pablo Armero was
sent off following a second yellow card.
Earlier, a stoppage-time equaliser saw
relegation-threatened Cesena rescue a
1-1 draw at Sassuolo.
Milan almost took the lead with less
than two minutes on the clock as Roma
goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis was called
into action immediately to first parry
Keisuke Honda s strike, and then block
Andrea Poli s follow-up.
Roma should have broken the deal-
dock on the half hour mark following
a great run from Gervinho through the
Milan defence before being denied by
There was controversy moments later
as Gervinho s header went wide but the
ball appeared to hit the hand of Milan
midfielder Nigel de Jong, who had
jumped with his arm raised in the air.
Roma appealed furiously for a penalty.
scores in Barca win
FC Barcelona's Luis
Suarez, from Uruguay,
left, duels for the ball
during a Spanish La
Liga football match at
the Camp Nou stadium
in Barcelona, Spain,
won 5-0. AP PHOTO
Roma held to 0-0 at home by AC Milan
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