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Messi misses penalty as Barca wins big to increase lead

FC Barcelona's Paulinho, left, is tackled Deportivo Coruna's Fabian Schar during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Messi misses penalty as Barca wins big to increase lead

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Lionel Messi during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Messi misses penalty as Barca wins big to increase lead

FC Barcelona's Paulinho, left, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Lionel Messi during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Messi misses penalty as Barca wins big to increase lead

FC Barcelona's Paulinho, left, scores during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Coruna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona's Paulinho scores their fourth goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring their fourth goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez scores their first goal as Lionel Messi looks on REUTERS/Albert Gea TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona fan is escorted by stewards after invading the pitch REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in action with Deportivo de La Coruna's Sidnei REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring their fourth goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez scores their first goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

-FOTODELDIA- epa06396064 FC Barcelona's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez (R) jubilates a goal with teammate Lionel Messi during the Spanish First Division League 17th match between FC Barcelona and RC Deportivo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 17 December 2017. EPA/Quique Garcia

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring their second goal with Luis Suarez REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona's Paulinho celebrates scoring their second goal with Lionel Messi REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez scores their first goal as Lionel Messi looks on REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer is down after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Paco Alcacer is substituted off after sustaining an injury while Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde looks on REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Deportivo de La Coruna's Fabian Schar in action with Barcelona’s Luis Suarez REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Luis Suarez in action with Deportivo de La Coruna's Sidnei REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates with the golden boot award before the match REUTERS/Albert Gea

La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo de La Coruna - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - December 17, 2017 Barcelona players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Albert Gea

GRAF3539. Vigo (Spain), 17/12/2017.- Celta de Vigo's defender Sergio Gomez (R) vies for the ball with Villarreal's Colombian forward Carlos Bacca (C) during the Primera Division Liga match held between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, 17 December 2017. (España) EFE/EPA/Salvador Sas

GRAF3539. Vigo (Spain), 17/12/2017.- Celta de Vigo's head coach Juan Carlos Unzue reacts during the Primera Division Liga match held between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, 17 December 2017. (España) EFE/EPA/Salvador Sas

GRAF3539. Vigo (Spain), 17/12/2017.- Villarreal's head coach Javi Calleja reacts during the Primera Division Liga match held between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, 17 December 2017. (España) EFE/EPA/Salvador Sas

GRAF3539. Vigo (Spain), 17/12/2017.- Villarrea player celebrate the goal scored by teammate Pablo Fornals during the Primera Division Liga match held between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, 17 December 2017. (España) EFE/EPA/Salvador Sas

GRAF3539. Vigo (Spain), 17/12/2017.- Celta de Vigo's midfielder Pablo Hernandez (R) vies for the ball with Villarreal's italian player Roberto Soriano (L) during the Primera Division Liga match held between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, 17 December 2017. (España) EFE/EPA/Salvador Sas

GRAF3539. Vigo (Spain), 17/12/2017.- Celta de Vigo's Chilean midfielder Pablo Hernandez (front) vies for the ball with Villarreal's defender Alvaro Gonzalez (back) during the Primera Division Liga match held between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, 17 December 2017. (España) EFE/EPA/Salvador Sas

GRAF3539. Vigo (Spain), 17/12/2017.- Celta de Vigo's midfielder Pablo Hernandez (R) vies for the ball with Villarreal's midfielder Roberto Soriano during the Primera Division Liga match held between Celta de Vigo and Villarreal at Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, 17 December 2017. (España) EFE/EPA/Salvador Sas

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Juan Medina

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Alaves’ Ruben Duarte in action with Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann REUTERS/Juan Medina

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Juan Medina

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Juan Medina

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann is fouled as Alaves’ Ruben Duarte (L) looks on REUTERS/Juan Medina

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis in action with Alaves' Ibai Gomez REUTERS/Juan Medina

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Juan Medina

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - December 16, 2017 Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Juan Medina

The Spanish football federation and Spanish Prime Minisister Mariano Rajoy insisted that Spain would indeed go to the World Cup in Russia

The Spanish football federation and Spanish Prime Minisister Mariano Rajoy insisted that Spain would indeed go to the World Cup in Russia (AFP Photo/GABRIEL BOUYS )

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