FC Barcelona earned a crucial victory over Valencia CF at Mestalla, winning 4-1 to preserve their place in La Liga’s top four.
A goal from Frenkie de Jong, A hattrick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was enough to put the visitors in a commanding lead over the host.
On his first La Liga start, Aubameyang, who came for free from Arsenal on February 2, scored the opening goal.
Despite a VAR check for offside, Frenkie de Jong added a second and Aubameyang scored from close range.
Before Aubameyang scored a fortuitous third, Carlos Soler pulled one back to deny Ter Stegen a clean sheet.
“It’s been an important victory today,” said team captain Busquets. “In the first half, we were very efficient. That allowed us to dominate the game. It meant we were calm enough to play in our style. I think it was a good performance. he added