Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s solid starting at Barcelona continued on Sunday, as he scored twice in a 4-0 win over Real Madrid.
Xavi’s side dominated the La Liga toppers at the Santiago Bernabeu, to Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres both striking. The 32-year-old, who left Camp Nou as a free agent from Arsenal in January. With his two goals at the Bernabeu, he now has already scored seven strikes in seven league games for the Blaugrana, giving him a total of nine goals in 11 appearances across all competitions.
However, Aubameyang, who assisted Torres’ goal vs Madrid, has set a new record in La Liga by being the first player in the twenty-first century to get involved in three goals in his debut El Clasico match. In addition, Aubameyang is the sole player in the twenty-first century to net in five straight matches against Real Madrid.
The result keeps Barcelona in third place in La Liga, although they remain 12 points below Real Madrid with a match in hand owing to Ronald Koeman’s terrible start to the season.