Barcelona matched a 12-year old club benchmark in win over Elche

The Catalans were in top form once more versus Elche

A head-turning statistic, aptly highlighting the stellar stretch of domestic form being enjoyed by Spanish giants Barcelona, has come to the fore on Saturday evening.

Barca, of course, were back in action earlier this afternoon.

After being brought crashing back down to earth courtesy of a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich during the week, the Blaugrana welcomed Elche to the Camp Nou, eyeing a return to winning ways.

And, when all was said and done, get firmly back on track is precisely what the evening’s hosts went on to do.

A dominant display ultimately gave rise to a 3-0 triumph on Barca’s part, with Robert Lewandowski at the double once more, either side of Memphis Depay’s first goal of the La Liga season late in the first-half.

Xavi’s men, in turn, have climbed at least temporarily clear of Clasico rivals Real Madrid, to the summit of the La Liga table.

That, though, as alluded to above, is not all.

In addition, Barcelona’s 3-0 triumph on Saturday saw them match a 12-year old club benchmark.

This comes with the current crop of Blaugrana stars having established themselves as the first to win five consecutive La Liga fixtures by a margin of three goals or more, since all the way back in the 2010/11 season.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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