Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in his first ever El Clasico as Barcelona served up a 4-0 humiliation to rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
The former Arsenal man gave Barca the lead as he headed Ousmane Dembele’s cross from the right past Thibaut Courtois.
Barca took charge of the clash as Ronald Araujo put them 2-0 up at half time with a powerful header from a corner.
Xavi’s men weren’t done after the break as Ferran Torres made it 3-0 with an emphatic finish – the ex-Manchester City man striking beyond Courtois after Aubameyang teed him up with a clever back heel.
And Aubameyang got his second and Barca’s fourth thanks to a lovely chipped effort with his left peg to seal the incredible rout.
It’s one of the iconic El Clasico results with some Real Madrid fans being filmed leaving the stadium with 60 minutes on the clock.
Time will tell on whether winning this match will be enough for the Catalonians to mount a late LaLiga title push but there’s no doubting Aubameyang has been a revelation since joining in January.
He now has seven goals in as many league appearances for his new club, his form leading to Arsenal superfan Piers Morgan reaching out to the player, saying he ‘misses’ him.
After Aubameyang netted in Barcelona’s win over Osasuna on March 13, Morgan tweeted: “Arsenal fans have spent the past two hours gloating about why we’re so much better without Aubameyang and they’re so glad he’s gone.
“Meanwhile, he just scored his sixth goal in nine games for Barcelona, which includes five goals in six LaLiga games.
“I miss you, Auba.”
Aubameyang said in response to Morgan’s message: “Thanks Piers, but sometimes everyone benefits from a separation.
“Most important is that everyone is happy now, and we had good times that I will not forget.”