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Five key stats from Barcelona 3-2 Elche



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Barcelona have, in the most Barcelona fashion, returned to winning ways after three straight games without one. Hosting Elche at the Camp Nou, the hosts were able to scrape through a 3-2 win courtesy of three goals from Barça B players — Ferran Jutgla, Gavi, and Nico.

Apart from the five goals, there were a lot of numbers to take away from the game. Barça Universal takes over the statistics from the win.

Let’s start with giving the youngsters the credit they deserve. Barcelona have formed an excellent core of youth players, and they came through especially today, scoring three goals. All three goalscorers are U-20, which took the tally to seven out of 28.

Barcelona conceded twice today, in successive fashion, both coming from unforced errors. More importantly, this helped Elche score their first goal against the garnet and blue in over 1200 minutes.

Fan-favourite Gavi was on target today for the first time in his (admittedly short-lived) Barcelona career. He, like the two others scorers, was also born after 2000. Truly phenomenal.

Jutgla signed for Barcelona B this season, and made his first start for the club tonight. He had already made his debut, though, coming on against Osasuna last weekend. However, on his debut start, the Spaniard scored a rather quick goal.

More reason to celebrate Gavi tonight after his man of the match performance against Elche. Not only was he the youngest scorer in La Liga this season, the 10th youngest in history, but he is also the youngest goalscorer across the top five leagues.

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