Barcelona thrash Athletic Club 4-0

Barcelona, ​​Oct 23 (EFE).- Barcelona outmatched Athletic Club 4-0 in a one-sided La Liga encounter in front of a packed-out home crowd on Sunday evening.

The emphatic win at Camp Nou rounded up Barcelona’s sixth successive La Liga clean sheet thanks to three goals in the first half by Ousmane Dembélé, Sergi Roberto, and Robert Lewandowski.

Ferran Torres scored the fourth in the second half.

Barca now remain within three points of leaders and rivals Real at the top of La Liga.

Dembélé opened the scorecard for the Catalans when he scored the first goal with a bullet header in the 12th minute of the game.

The French winger then assisted Sergi Roberto in the 18th minute for the Catalans to make it 2-0.

Four minutes later, he returned the assist to the Polish striker, who beat Unai Simón for a 3-0.

Ferran Torres took advantage of another inside pass by Dembélé in minute 73 to beat the goalkeeper from under, which meant the final 4-0.

Ernesto Valverde’s Athletic Club had their best scoring chance in the 89th minute.

An error by Ter Stegen left Unai Vencedor with the entire goal within reach.

But Sergio Busquets dropped to the ground to deny the shot.

The ball went to the feet of Oihan Sancet, who met the opposition of Eric Garcia and wasted the opportunity. EFE


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