Football: Neymar and Suarez on target as Barca beat BATE

Barcelona's Neymar celebrates a goal against Bate Borisov.
Barcelona's Neymar celebrates a goal against Bate Borisov.REUTERS

BARCELONA (REUTERS) - A Neymar double and a clinical finish from Luis Suarez handed Barcelona a comfortable 3-0 victory over BATE Borisov that put them on the verge of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League for the 12th consecutive season.

The Brazilian beat keeper Sergei Chernik with his spot-kick after 30 minutes following a foul on substitute Munir El Haddadi by Filip Mladenovic.

Neymar was the provider for Suarez who slotted home into the corner after 60 minutes.

Suarez then crossed for Neymar to slide the ball home after 83 minutes.

The pair have been the driving force behind Barca in the absence of the injured Lionel Messi and now have 13 goals between them from five games.

Barca lead Group E now with 10 points from three games while BATE have three points.