Luis Suárez reaches century mark in third-quickest time

Luis Suárez became the fifth player to score a century of La Liga goals for Barcelona during their 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis on Sunday.

The Uruguayan scored the third and fifth goals of the game with his second, in the 89th minute, being his 100th in the league in only his 114th appearance.

Suárez has now scored 15 goals in his 17 La Liga matches so far this season.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo holds the La Liga record for reaching the century mark in quickest time when he scored his 100th and 101st goals in only his 92nd game back in March 2012.  Madrid legend Ferenc Puskás held the record prior to the Portuguese superstar when he netted his 100th La Liga goal in his 105th match.

The other four players to have scored 100 La Liga goals for Barcelona are: César Rodríguez Álvarez (190 goals in 287 matches), László Kubala (131 goals in 186 matches), Samuel Eto’o (108 goals in 144 matches) and Lionel Messi (368 goals in 402 matches).

Victory leaves Barcelona 11 points clear of Atlético Madrid after 20 matches.