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Suarez finally scores in Liga, Messi scores 2 as Barcelona closes gap with Real Madrid

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BARCELONA, Spain — 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 Cordoba on Saturday.

PHOTO: FC Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez, jumps after scoring against Cordoba during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
FC Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez, jumps after scoring against Cordoba during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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 matches following his four-month biting ban. Suarez had scored twice in the Champions League.

Gerard Pique scored in the 80th before Messi struck his team-leading 14th and 15th league goals of the season.

Barcelona pulled to within one point of Real Madrid, which won't play its game against Sevilla from this round until Feb. 4 because it was playing the final of the Club World Cup in Morocco late Saturday.

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