I had no other option! - Luis Suarez explains overhead kick stunner

The Catalans are looking to keep the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of La Liga ahead of Los Blancos' game at Leganes afterwards, but the clash with Sevilla isn't as tough as it first appeared.

It is now fourth in the table and 10 points behind leader Real Madrid, which has played a game more. "We had two one-on-ones and we couldn't take them", frustrated Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said.

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed striker Luis Suarez as the best striker in the world after his spectacular goal against Sevilla.

Suarez made no such mistake as he caught Messi's deflected cross flush with an overhead kick to break the deadlock with his 31st goal of the season.

Barcelona picked up a comfortable 3-0 win over 4 placed Sevilla, in what turned out to be a routine win for the Camp Nou outfit.

Three minutes later the lead was doubled as Ivan Rakitic, Neymar and Suarez combined to tee up Messi to sweep home with his right foot.

Luis Suarez says he had no other option but to try an audacious overhead kick as he explained his brilliant goal against Sevilla.

Lionel Messi is back, and for Barcelona, it could not have come a minute sooner.

The game was as good as over in the 33rd minute when Messi scored his second of the evening and 43rd of the campaign. The Spanish side enters the match now enduring its worst moment of the season, winless in their last five matches.

The 29-year-old has won every single major honour available to him with during his time at the Camp Nou including the La Liga title eight times, the Champions League on four different occasions as well as being recognised at the best player in the world.

Marek Hamsik, Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Inisgne gave Napoli a 3-2 win in the return leg of their Italian Cup semifinal. "As a striker you have a notion of where the goal is and it managed to help the team win", Suarez told BeIN Sports.

"The first half we played at a top level", said Enrique.

"In the second half things changed due to scoreline, with chances for both teams to score goals, but it was always under control".

Sevilla had been in the title race themselves a month ago but their winless run in the league reached five games as they were comfortably beaten and had forward Vitolo sent off in stoppage time.

  • Joanne Flowers