Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski persisted his insatiable run in front of aim by way of scoring two times while Memphis Depay additionally were given at the scoresheet because the Catalans cruised to a three-0 win at domestic to struggling Elche in LaLiga on Saturday.
The victory took Barca pinnacle of the standings on sixteen points from six video games even though real Madrid, on 15, can go back to the summit if they win away to Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Barcelona’s assignment against the league’s backside side changed into made less complicated while Elche centre-returned Gonzalo Verdu became despatched off within the 14th minute for pulling Lewandowski’s blouse as the striker turned into approximately to attain the location.
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Lewandowski opened the scoring within the thirty fourth minute, arriving deep within the region to knock in a move from Alejandro Balde and score for the 5th consecutive sport in LaLiga.
Memphis scored a wonderful aim to double Barcelona’s lead within the 41st minute while Lewandowski grabbed his 2d early inside the second 1/2, pouncing in the area after Memphis had fought tough to win returned the ball.
Barcelona coach Xavi said: “It changed into an critical win. Elche have been very protecting at the begin with 5 at the lower back, however we additionally lost the ball too much.
“in the end, it become a barely extra less difficult recreation than we expected. It might had been more complex towards 11. After the purple card it becomes more positional. We loved outselves within the 2nd half of.”