Wednesday, April 17

Gonzalez scores late winner for Barcelona

Agencies

Substitute Nico Gonzalez scored a late winner as Barcelona edged past Elche 3-2 in La Liga to end their three-game winless run in all competitions.

According to media reports, Ferran Jutgla headed in an opener for the hosts after 16 minutes before 17-year-old Gavi grabbed his first La Liga goal with a superb solo effort.

Substitutes Tete Morente and Pere Milla then stunned the hosts as Elche scored twice in as many minutes to draw level, BBC reported. However, Gonzalez poked into the top corner five minutes from time to win the match.

The result means Xavi’s side sit seventh, three points off a Champions League spot and 15 behind leaders Real Madrid.

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