Barcelona beat Valencia 4-1, Aubameyang bags a hat-trick.


FC Barcelona beat Valencia 4-1 in the La Liga fixture as new signing Aubameyang bagged a hat-trick and De Jong scored one too.

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Barcelona celebrating after a goal

Barcelona Lineup

Catalans fielded a 4-3-3 lineup with Ferran Aubameyang and Dembele starting in attack and Busquets partnering De Jong and Gavi in the mid.Alba and Dest played as full backs with Garcia and Araujo starting at Centre back position.

Match Report

Aubameyang scored for Barcelona from a Jordi Alba assist in the 23rd minute.De Jong extended Barca’s lead to two goals with Dembele providing an assist.Aubameyang scored another goal before half time to give Barca a convincing 3-0 lead at half time.

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Frenkie De Jong scores

In the 52nd minute Soler scored for Valencia from a Bryan Gil assist.Bryan Gil had a decent game.

Barcelona beat Valencia
Soler and Bryan Gil

In 63rd minute Pedri made a long range effort but was deflected a bit by Aubameyang and went in to the goal.

So,Auba completed his hat-trick.This is Aubameyang’s first hat-trick in 12 months.

Aubameyang returning back to his form is a good sign for Barcelona as he can provide a lot in the attack with his quick movemets and clinical finishing.

Possession wise the game was quite even as Barcelona had 53% possession and Valencia had 47% of the ball.

Valencia was looking very dangerous in the final third and created 55 dangerous attacks which are a lot compared to Barca’s 33 but due to Aubameyang’s brilliance and Barcelona’s better play in final third they were able to beat Valencia.

As Barcelona beat Valencia,they are holding the 4th spot with Atletico having same points.

Xavi in his post match interview said that “Aubameyang has always been scoring goals”.It is good to see him score again and celebrate in his unique style.

Barcelona will hope for a top4 finish in La Liga this season and also for putting up a great contention for the Europa League title.

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