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Eamonn Sweeney: Barca's demolition of Madrid and Roma completed the most perfect week in the club's history

Eamonn Sweeney - Hold the Back Page

Published 29/11/2015 | 16:00

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‘Luis Suarez is indisputably the number one out-and-out striker in the world right now . . . The last great player to play in the Premier League’

Barcelona just couldn't stop smiling after Lionel Messi squared the ball to Gerard Pique for their fourth goal against Roma on Tuesday night.

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The players were smiling and the people on the bench were smiling too. These were special smiles, the smiles of a punter who'd just gone through the card or someone whose lottery numbers have just come up. They were the smiles of people who almost couldn't believe how good things were for them right now.

It was understandable that Barcelona couldn't hide their utter glee. Because between their 4-0 win over Real Madrid in El Clasico at the Bernabeu on Saturday and the 6-1 drubbing of Roma on Tuesday night the Spanish champions might have Barcelona's Yes, it was that good.

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