FT: Valencia 1-4 Barcelona; Auba marks first La Liga start with a brace, De Jong & substitute Pedri on SONG for the Catalans; Soler with consolation strike for the hosts

That’s all Apex Football have got for you on today’s La Liga coverage…until we come your way again, stay safe!

Catalan giants Barcelona continue the hunt for a UCL spot with a resounding 4-1 win away to Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium. New January winter signing Pierre Emerick Aubameyang marked his first La Liga start by scoring a brace, while efforts from Frenkie de Jong and second half substitute Pedri ensured the visitors leave with the three points.

FULL-TIME AT THE MESTALLA STADIUM: Valencia 1-4 Barcelona

63′ MIN: The visitors have restored their three-goal lead! The ball rebounds and arrives at the feet of substitute Pedri just outside the box and the Spaniard fires a magnificent shot into the top left corner.

GOOOAAALLLL!!! Valencia 1-4 Barcelona (Pedri)

53′ MIN: Bryan Gil sends a superb cross into the box and Carlos Soler latches on to it from close range and plants a header into the roof of the net, leaving Marc-Andre ter Stegen beaten.

GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Valencia 1-3 Barcelona (C. Soler)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE MESTALLA STADIUM: Valencia 0-3 Barcelona

HALF-TIME AT THE MESTALLA STADIUM: Valencia 0-3 Barcelona

37′ MIN: Barca are cruising here! Gavi produces a great pass that finds Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inside the penalty area, and the Gabonese hitman takes full advantage of the situation to rifle a shot past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

GOOOAAAALL!!! Valencia 0-3 Barcelona (P. Aubameyang)

32′ MIN: Frenkie de Jong receives a brilliant pass inside the box from Ousmane Dembele, and he beats the goalkeeper with a low shot into the middle of the goal.

GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Leeds United 0-2 Manchester United (F. de Jong)

23′ MIN: Jordi Alba feeds the ball through to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who picks up the pass inside the box and quickly sends it into the top right corner!

GGGOOOOOAAAALLL!!! Valencia 0-1 Barcelona (P. Aubameyang)

KICK-OFF AT THE MESTALLA STADIUM: Valencia 0-0 Barcelona

Barca coach Xavi Hernandez has handed a first league start to winter acquisition Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, while Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Torres will partner the Gabonese striker in attack.

Valencia’s line-up set to take on the visiting Barcelona at the Mestalla.

Barcelona do need to come out of the Mestalla with all three points, as they play catch-up to reigning champions Atletico Madrid who currently occupy the last Champions League position in La Liga.

A pleasant afternoon soccer fans wherever you are! Welcome to Apex Football’s La Liga coverage of the fixture involving Valencia and Barcelona at the Mestalla Stadium. The game will begin in a short while, so do well to follow all the LIVE happenings and updates courtesy of Apex Football.

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