Barcelona edge Las Palmas as La Liga ending draws closer

Barcelona edge Las Palmas as La Liga ending draws closer

- Barcelona defeated Las Palmas 4 - 1 with Neymar scoring a hat-trick

- Barca have one game left to play this season and are top of La Liga table

- Real Madrid are level on 87 points but have two games left to play

The La Liga title race will go down to the wire following Barcelona's 4 - 1 win at Las Palmas.

Brazilian attacker Neymar scored a hat-trick as the Catalans put pressure on Real Madrid who won 4 - 1 against Sevilla.

Neymar opened the scoring in the in the 25th minute, and Luis Suarez doubled the lead two minutes later.

Barcelona edge Las Palmas as La Liga ending draws closer

Luis Suarez celebrates his goal

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Barcelona was on the up with Messi shooting just over after a trademark dribble past three players from the right.

Barcelona edge Las Palmas as La Liga ending draws closer

Barcelona player's celebrate Neymar's opener

Las Palmas surprisingly pulled one back after a period of pressure on the Barcelona backline with Pedro Bigas pulling one back.

That seemed to spur Barcelona who scrored four minutes later. Neymar converting with a wonderful header from a cross by Ivan Rakitic.

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Neymar scored his third of the game and Barcelona's fourth when he converted from Jordi Alba's cross.

Barcelona edge Las Palmas as La Liga ending draws closer

Neymar converts from Jordi Alba's cross

The match ended 4 - 1 with Barcelona top of the table with one game left to play. Real Madrid however have two games at hand and will be sure of La Liga glory with with wins.

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