Barcelona beats Valencia 4-1

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first Barcelona goals by registering a hat-trick as they extended their unbeaten run in Spanish La Liga to nine matches with a 4-1 victory over Valencia at Valencia yesterday.

Aubameyang scored the opener on his first La Liga start.

Frenkie de Jong tapped in a second, and Aubameyang converted from close range, despite a VAR check for offside.

Carlos Soler pulled one back before Aubameyang notched a fortunate third.

Substitute Pedri appeared to have scored Barcelona’s fourth but his powerful 25-yard effort glanced off Aubameyang’s back on its way in.

The goal was initially given to 19-year-old Pedri but was later awarded to Aubameyang.

He could have added a fourth goal late on when a ball fell in his way in the box, but Valencia’s goal-keeper Giorgi Mamardashvili saved the shot.