Deportivo La Coruna 0-8 Barcelona

A poor result for Barca could leave it in third place by the end of the day, depending on the results from other La Liga action.

Despite that fact, many are assuming that Barcelona will bounce back impressively against Deportivo and they will need to do so or risk dropping down the spots in the table.

Barcelona are aiming to turn things around in the La Liga, having lost three successive games to squander a nine-point lead. Without their star defender, the Catalan giants have only two available center - backs: Javier Mascherano and Marc Bartra, while Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen are injured. As for the hosts, Fabricio and German Lux are unavailable, as are suspended Arribas and Lopo.

The defending Spanish league champions are coming off a streak of three matches without getting a win: Real Madrid at home in a 2-1 loss, Real Sociedad away in a 1-0 loss and just a few days ago against Valencia at home in a 2-1 loss.

Against Barca in October 2012, Deportivo fell to defeat with the most goals scored in Riazor's history (4-5).

The teams last played in December 2015 and the game ended in a 2 - 2 draw.

Bartra then produced a bursting run forward, showing the strength and attacking prowess of a forward to score the seventh, and there was still time for Neymar to get on the scoresheet, meeting a Suarez pass at the near post to score his first goal in six games.

Luis Enrique's side have not picked up any points in the league in April - only Getafe have done the same.

Among goals (16) and assists (8), Lucas Perez has been involved in 57.14% of Deportivo goals in La Liga this season.

Arda Turan to be held out of training today with gastritis.

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