Barcelona kept up the pressure on Real as they won 4-1 at struggling Granada.
Luis Suarez put Barca — without Lionel Messi for this game due to a one-match suspension — in front in the 44th minute with a sublime lobbed finish.
Granada sprung a surprise by levelling five minutes into the second half through Jeremie Boga, before fellow substitute Paco Alcacer restored the visitors’ lead in the 64th minute.
The hosts were reduced to 10 men in the 82nd when Uche Agbo was sent off, and a minute later Ivan Rakitic’s shot went in off Mathieu Saunier, with Neymar then adding a fourth for Luis Enrique’s men in stoppage time.
It means the gap between second-placed Barca and leaders Real Madrid, who have a game in hand, is back to two points.
Granada remain second-bottom, eight points adrift of safety.
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