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Luis Suarez played down the significance of his five-game goal drought after he scored twice in Barcelona's derby win over Espanyol on Saturday.
Barcelona needed some help from Espanyol's poor defensive decisions to claim three points, but ended up winning comfortably.
Luis Suarez had gone five matches without scoring, but he netted twice on Saturday in Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Espanyol.
The top two in La Liga both won but in contrasting fashion, while Atletico warmed up for the Champions League semifinals in prolific style.
Shaka Hislop credits Barcelona for stringing together several convincing wins in a row to keep pace with Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone praised his team's quick start to the game after they won 5-0 at Las Palmas on Saturday afternoon.