Barcelona takes away victory from Elche with a late penalty win from Memphis Depay after a struggling first half. Regardless of Barcelona’s win against Valencia and Napoli, which were signature style victories of Barcelona manager, Xavi, the Catalunya giants struggled against Elche only for the substitute, former Manchester City forward, Ferran Torres, to inspire the club for a win against the mid-table squad.
Torres equalised it with an instinctive finish after the break when Fidel opened the scoresheet early on in the game. Even with Tores’ multiple tries, the Elche keeper resisted all the balls from the Spanish.
The 20-year-old Spanish changed the rhythm of the game after he came on in the second half and forced Badia to numerous saves. However, Aubameyang was substituted from the game to let Depay into the pitch, who eventually converted the handball to a penalty as the Dutchman crossed horns with Antonio Barragan and carried the game home. Barcelona has 11 games unbeaten in the La Liga with the arrival of the former Barcelona player, who put the former broken team to a third place in the La Liga table, with a closing gap to Seville.