After their defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, FC Barcelona had the opportunity to revive against Elche in La Liga. In his Camp Nou, Xavi decided to rotate a few executives, but still bet on a competitive team. Because with the depth of the bench at his disposal, if this time Raphinha, Gavi or Pedri started on the bench, it was Kessie, Memphis and De Jong who were aligned in the eleven. On the Elche side, the team presented themselves with a defense of 5 to try to block a certain Robert Lewandowski as much as possible.
But this match, which started with a few accelerations from Ousmane Dembélé on the right flank, changed very quickly after a quarter of an hour of play. Elche was quickly reduced to ten when his defender Gonzalo Verdu confused rugby and football and decided to send a tackle on Lewandowski yet 30 meters from goal (14th). What obviously almost condemn its partners. Because in numerical inferiority, if Elche held fifteen additional minutes, he logically ended up cracking then. The inevitable Lewandowski found the fault (1-0, 34th) before Memphis Depay, with a goal of which he has the secret, made the break (2-0, 41st).
Barca shine in La Liga
Upon returning from the locker room, Robert Lewandowski offered himself a double (3-0, 47th) and pushed a little more an Elche team under water the whole meeting and who could not have done anything. A small statistic illustrates well the physiognomy of the meeting. At the end of the match, FC Barcelona shot 25 times against… 0 for Elche. But fortunately, the score was not wider for the formation led by Francisco Rodriguez who is still falling.
With this success, FC Barcelona remains undefeated in the Championship and therefore wins its 5th match of the season. These three additional points allow the Blaugranas to regain the lead in the standings while obviously waiting for the Madrid derby between Real and Atlético. If in C1, Barça remains on a false note against Bayern, it is in any case well launched in La Liga. It will now be necessary to confirm after the break. For its part, Elche has not won a single match this season and is therefore in last place with only 1 small point (1 draw and 5 defeats)