Valencia 1- 4 Barca: Aubameyang scores hattrick as La Blaugrana tears Valencia apart (Review)

After a dull outing in the Europa League on Thursday, FC Barcelona rekindled their desire of finishing in the top four with an outstanding display against Mestalla based Valencia side.

The Catalan side displayed one of their best matches under Xavi Hernandez away from home in a match that saw new signing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score a hattrick.

Barca opened the first half with a near flawless execution and was handsomely rewarded in the goal quarters. The Catalan giants were absolutely brilliant and breathtaking in the opening minutes of the match, using tiki taka effortlessly to disassemble Valencia with quick ease, creating chances as they pressed on to find scoring spaces.

The whole attack connected very well with each other and enjoyed synergy with the midfield department controlled by Frenkie de Jong.

Barca opened scoring in the 23rd minute after Alba’s well timed chip was instantly redirected to the back of the net by new signing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to give La Blaugrana a headstart in the game.

Ousmanne Dembele will later add to the assist list after his fine cross was tapped in by a resurgent Frenkie de Jong who was timely in his run and converted to hand Barca a two goal lead in the 32nd minute.

Six minutes later, Barca combined beautifully again to lay on a perfect pass to Aubameyang from Gavi, and the former Arsenal star didn’t waste any time in doubling his tally on the evening. Valencia did fight back and scored twice but both goals were ruled out for infringements.

In the second half of the match, Valencia managed to pull one back but a Pedri golazo (ruled out by match referee and assigned to Aubameyang) in the 63rd practically ended the game in Barca’s favour. Aubameyang will later be given the matchday ball for his hattrick. Pedri was unfortunate not to have the goal in his name but the goal still counts and the scoreline ended 1-4 in Barca’s favour.

The win means Barca have now scored 9 goals in their last three matches, which is a good sign that the team’s offense is finally shaping up. Barcelona will finish the weekend in top 4 for the third straight week thanks to the sensational win away at the Mestalla stadium.

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