Barcelona put on a scintillating display as they produced one of the shocking football scores of the weekend in La Liga. A number of newspapers titled it as one of the black nights in the history of the club. Arsenal reject Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 29th minute before Ronald Araujo doubled the lead for the hosts in the 38th minute. Ferran Torres scored the third in the 47th minute before Aubameyang completed the trashing in the 51st minute.
Barcelona boss Xavi: “We’re very happy, very satisfied for all the Barca supporters. The meaning of this victory, I think it can change, more or less, the dynamics of the present and also of the future. That’s the first thing I want to say. As far as the game, we had understood that (Luka) Modric and (Toni) Kroos were out, and we looked for the backs of the interior players of Real Madrid. (David) Alaba was also jumping on Frenkie (de Jong), and then Ousmane (Dembele) was one against one. We have shown a lot of personalities. I asked the players, I told them it was a game to have a lot of personalities, to be bold, not to lose the ball.”
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti: “My strategy has not been good. It didn’t get a very good result. I don’t know, that’s all. I have not made a good strategy in trying to defeat Barca. Barca has played better than we have played and they deserved the victory. It’s not a problem to take on the responsibility, because I didn’t prepare for the game correctly. Sometimes you do it correctly, sometimes you don’t. I failed in this game, but I’m not making a drama out of it. It’s a defeat, yes.”
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