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Barcelona fight off Elche scare to win five-goal thriller



Barcelona put up a superb performance at home on Saturday to defeat Elche who had scored two goals in two minutes to produce a thriller.

The Catalan giants fought back to seal a 3-2 win in the La Liga clash to end their three-game winless run in all competitions.

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.

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Substitutes Tete Morente and Pere Milla then stunned the hosts as Elche scored twice in as many minutes to draw level.

But Nico Gonzalez poked into the top corner five minutes from time to win it for Barcelona.

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

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