New Barcelona signing Pierre-EmerickAubameyang was on a three-match scoring run before the Spanish La Liga trip to face Elche last weekend and the Gabonese international was looking to find the back of the net for the fourth game in a row in all competitions. In the end, Pierre-EmerickAubameyang was largely kept quiet by the Elche rearguard as his three-game scoring run came to an end.
Aubameyang made it five goals in three games when he scored the opener during the 4-0 home win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish La Liga. The Bilbao game preceded the La Liga trip to take on Elche. Barcelona had to come from behind to beat Elche at home thus making it three wins on the bounce in the league.
Elche took the lead a minute before the end of the first half through Fidel. His goal gave them an advantage over Barcelona at the break. Barcelona substitute Ferran Torres restored parity for his team on the hour mark before a late penalty from substitute Memphis Depay gave the Catalans all the three points on offer.
With the narrow win over Elche, Barcelona were able to move to third on the league table as far as this season's Spanish La Liga campaign is concerned.