Xavi Hernandez’s FC Barcelona had a lot of fun against a Karim Benzema-less Real Madrid, to climb to third in La Liga table
Barcelona’s losing streak against Real Madrid came to an end on Sunday with a surprising 4-0 triumph at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, indicating that the Catalan club’s title aspirations in the Spanish league may not be finished.
Barcelona maintained its recent momentum under coach Xavi Hernández in the season’s last “clásico.” The victory snapped Barcelona’s five-match losing record to its opponent and kept the club in contention for the title despite a poor start to its first season without Lionel Messi.
The win was Barcelona’s first over Real Madrid since 2019 and came in style, much like a few others during Messi’s heyday.
This time, it was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who shone, scoring twice to extend his incredible run since signing in the last minutes of the winter transfer window. Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres both scored a goal to give Barcelona their seventh victory in the past eight games in all competitions.
Barcelona’s attack has been red hot under Xavi, outscoring opponents 24-5 in its previous eight games, with Aubameyang and Torres combining for 15 goals since joining the club this year.
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