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Barcelona go to third place after defeating Elche

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Barcelona came back from behind to beat Elche 1-2 away from home. The goals from Ferran Torres and Memphis Depay helped Barcelona claim three points.

Gavi started the game for Barcelona with Adama and Ferran on the bench with Dembele as the right winger and Gavi as the false winger. Moreover, Jordi Alba and Dani Alves started as full backs, with Pique and Araujo in between Moreover, Jordi Alba and Dani Alves started as full backs, with Pique and Araujo in between, with Busquets, Frenkie, and Pedri in the centre.

It was Barcelona who were in control, but they were not able to create any meaningful goal threat. However, De Jong’s tap in was blocked by the Elche defender on the line perfectly to keep the score level. Barcelona were not able to finish their chances in the first half. Later, at the end of the first half, Elche had a chance and they made it count. 

Barcelona went one goal down at half time. In the second half, Xavi made one change. He brought in Ferran Torres for Gavi. Later, Barcelona found a net when Dembele’s cross fell at Ferran’s feet, and then he equalised for the visitors.

Barcelona were looking lively again and then, later on, they were awarded a controversial penalty after a VAR check. Depay converted a penalty for Barcelona, smashing it into the top corner to give the Blaugrana a well-deserved lead and beating Elche.

FC Barcelona are now 3rd in the Spanish top flight with 48 points in 26 matches, and now they are just 7 points behind second placed Sevilla with a game in hand.

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