Aubameyang scored twice as a restored Barcelona gave a football masterclass to impose an embarrassing 4-0 trounce on rivals Real Madrid on Sunday, thrashing LaLiga’s leaders on their own ground.
Santiago Bernabeu stadium watched wordlessly as a much-improved Barca under the guidance of new coach Xavi Hernandez overlooked ‘El Clasico’ from the start.
With Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Torres devastating Real’s defense, Barca opened the score board in the 29th minute with a header from Aubameyang.
Barca kept up the pace and further scored when defender Ronald Araujo headed in from a corner.
Ancelotti tried to change the game, by making two substitutions during the half-time but Barca’s Torres scored in the first minute of the second half.
Barca had plethora of chances to stretch their lead, however Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois kept away any further insult.
With Real Madrid sitting pleasantly on top of the table with 66 points, Clasico was never likely to decide the fate of LaLiga’s title clash.
Nevertheless, pride was the factor and Xavi’s much enhanced Barca depicted that their recent return to form was legit.
Following their fifth consecutive league victory, Barca are third in the standings on 54 points with a match in hand, three points behind Sevilla.
“We didn’t expect this result, but our objetive was achieved. We came to win and show what we are worth,” Barca’s Sergio Busquets said.
“If we still have a small chance to make a run for the title, we will fight until the end. It’s very difficult but in football anything can happen. We are Barca,” he added.