Barcelona comes back to defeat Almeria behind two Suarez assists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez set up two late goals to lead Barcelona's 2-1 comeback victory at Almeria in the Spanish league on Saturday.

With Barcelona facing a third straight loss in the competition, Suarez went on at halftime and orchestrated the visitors' fight back.

The Uruguay forward used a burst of speed to shed his marker before crossing for fellow substitute Neymar to equalize in the 73rd minute. He then picked out Jordi Alba to grab the winner in the 82nd.

Almeria forward Bifouma Thievy had put the hosts ahead in the 22nd on a counterattack after Lionel Messi lost the ball.

Barcelona took the provisional league lead, one point ahead of Real Madrid before it hosts Rayo Vallecano later Saturday.

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