Barcelona’s attack is more effective than ever

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele, Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay all managed to get their names on the scoresheet in Barcelona’s comfortable 4-0 win over Athletic Club on Sunday.


Xavi Hernandez had all his attackers at his disposal for the LaLiga Santander game against the Basques and they all delivered in the final third.


The former Arsenal striker has now scored four goals in the last three games against Valencia, Napoli and Athletic Club. Despite joining the Blaugrana in January, Aubameyang has adapted to his new environment at Barcelona and looks as though he has already gelled with his teammates.


Meanwhile, Dembele came off the bench to score a stunner and celebrated it with his teammates and Xavi after getting whistled by the fans when he came on in the second half.


As for Luuk de Jong, the Dutch striker delivered for yet another game, having scored five goals across all competitions so far this season.

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Memphis, who is still Barcelona’s top scorer this season with nine goals also came off the bench to net a late one in stoppage time. The Dutchman returned to action after recovering from an injury that sidelined him for one month and a half.


Pleasant headache

Add Ferran Torres and new signing Adama Traore to the mix and Xavi’s attacking options have increased dramatically following the January transfer window.


“For a coach it is important to know that everyone is involved, that everyone contributes their grain of sand, that everyone believes and helps,” Barcelona director Jordi Cruyff said after the game.


“Now it is a pleasant headache because we have many [players] at our disposal.”


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