It’s an easy win for Barcelona as they stroll to a 4-0 home victory against Osasuna. Torres got the ball rolling from the penalty spot after Vidal bundled over gavi.
The former City man stepped up and sent Herrera the wrong way to make it 1-0.
He then doubled his side’s lead on 21 minutes after an excellent Dembele pass found Torres, who slipped the ball underneath the keeper into the back of the net.
Aubameyang got in on the act on 27 minutes, getting on the end of another brilliant Dembele assist in poking past Herrera.
Puig rounded it off on 75 minutes when Herrera saved a shot from the young midfielder. Only for the Barcelona man to latch onto the rebound before calmly firing into the back of the net.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen;
Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia, Jordi Alba;
Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Pablo Gaviria;
Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres.
OSASUNA (4-3-3): Sergio Herrera;
Nacho Vidal, David Garcia, Alvaro Juan Cruz Armada, Cote;
Jon Moncayola, Lucas Torro, Javi Martinez;
Iker Benito, Kike Garcia, Ruben Garcia.
Ferran Torres makes no mistake!!! The former Manchester City man steps up and coolly sends the keeper the wrong way as he strokes it into the bottom right corner to make it 1-0.
Torres, make it 2-0. A lovely through ball from Dembele finds Torres in the box, and he takes one touch before sliding the ball through Herrera’s legs to double his side’s lead.
Aubameyang adds another. Another brilliant ball from Dembele causes havoc in the Osasuna box, and the former Arsenal man gets a toe to it to poke past Herrera and make it 3-0.
Puig makes it 4-0. He initially shoots from the edge of the box, but Herrera saves his shot. However, Herrera pushes the ball straight back into the danger area, where Puig races onto it. He takes it around the keeper and takes his time, calmly cutting onto his right foot before firing into the back of the net.
So, what’s next for Barcelona and Osasuna?
That three points for the hosts move them up to third, leapfrogging Atletico Madrid and Real Betis.
They have their crucial second leg Europa League match against Galatasaray, with the tie finely poised at 0-0.
Defeat for the visitors keeps them in 11th, and they will host Levante next time out as they look to get back on track.
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