Barcelona defeated its host Valencia, 4-1, on Sunday, in the 25th stage of the Spanish Football League.
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Gabonese star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened his scoring record with Barcelona, after scoring two goals that led the Catalan team to a 4-1 victory over its host Valencia, on Sunday, in the 25th stage of the Spanish Football League, which also witnessed a 1-1 draw with its host Espanyol. .
The balance of Barcelona, which regained the tone of the victories that it missed in the last stage of the championship with a disappointing draw with its arch-rival Espanyol, rose to 42 points, to advance to fourth place in the standings, qualifying for the Champions League next season, with a goal difference against Atletico Madrid (the title holder). ) who fell to fifth place, knowing that coach Xavi’s team still has a postponed match.
On the other hand, Valencia’s balance, which has not achieved any victory in the last seven matches of the competition, during which it scored only two points, stopped at 30 points in 12th place.
Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 23rd minute for Barcelona, who joined him last January, after terminating his contract with his former club Arsenal, before Dutchman Frenkie de Jong added the second goal in the 32nd minute.
Aubameyang, who made his first start with Barcelona in the tournament, scored the third goal for the visitors and his second personal goal in the 38th minute, but Carlos Soler ignited the match again by scoring a goal for Valencia in the 52nd minute.
Barcelona frustrated the attempts of the Valencia players to return to the match, after Pedri added the fourth goal for the visitors in the 63rd minute, so that the team achieved its biggest victory in the local league championship under the leadership of coach Xavi Hernandez, who took charge of him last November.
This broad win comes to raise the morale of Barcelona players, before the expected meeting with its Italian host, Napoli, on Thursday, in the second leg of the qualifying round for the 16th round of the European League.
Barcelona must win in that confrontation in order to continue his career in the continental competition, which he moved to after his early farewell to the group stage of the Champions League, after drawing 1-1 in the first leg, which took place at the Camp Nou stadium on Thursday.
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