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Suarez scores again, sets up Messi as Barcelona wins 3-1 at Granada to pressure Madrid

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BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez struck again before setting up Lionel Messi as Barcelona won 3-1 at Granada on Saturday to keep the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish league.

Suarez, who scored twice in a 2-1 victory at Manchester City on Tuesday, arguably had his best game since joining Barcelona.

PHOTO: Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right, in action with Granada's goalkeeper Oier Olazabal, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)
Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right, in action with Granada's goalkeeper Oier Olazabal, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

Suarez played a part in Barcelona's first goal when Ivan Rakitic finished off his rebound in the 25th minute.

He then worked a one-two passing combination with Rakitic to double the lead in the 48th.

Five minutes later Granada's Fran Rico converted a penalty, but Rakitic played Suarez through for the Uruguay forward to generously assist Messi in the 70th.

Barcelona pulled to within one point of Madrid before the pacesetter hosts Villarreal Sunday.

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