Barca's Ronald Koeman saw his side to victory at the Nou Camp. Today's result, Barcelona are currently 3rd with 50 points, while Elche sit in 19th, with 21 points.
After an uneventful first half, The second half started in favour of Barcelona, with early goal from Lionel Messi in the 48th minute. Later, Barcelona scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a new goal from Lionel Messi, scoring his second goal to make it 2-0. Later, Barcelona took the lead with a goal form a goal from Jordi Alba in minute 73, which sealed the victory for Barcelona.
For Barcelona Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Busquets, Antoine Griezmann, Clement Lenglet and Sergino Dest came on for Miralem Pjanic, Trincao, Martin Braithwaite, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, while Elche brought on Fidel, Tete Morente, Guido Carrillo, Nino and Luismi to replace Miguel Cifuentes, Emiliano Rigoni, Lucas Boye, Pere Milla and Omenuke Mfulu.
In the next round of action in the LaLiga, both Elche and Barcelona will play away against Granada and Seville respectively.
|Barcelona:||Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Oscar Mingueza, Gerard Pique (Clement Lenglet, min.76), Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba (Sergino Dest, min.76), Frenkie De Jong, Miralem Pjanic (Ousmane Dembele, min.46), Pedri, Martin Braithwaite (Antoine Griezmann, min.76), Trincao (Sergio Busquets, min.67) and Lionel Messi|
|Elche:||Edgar Badia, Gonzalo Verdu, Antonio Barragan, Josema, Miguel Cifuentes (Fidel, min.60), Raul Guti, Omenuke Mfulu (Luismi, min.81), Johan Mojica, Pere Milla (Nino, min.72), Emiliano Rigoni (Tete Morente, min.60) and Lucas Boye (Guido Carrillo, min.72)|
|Stadium:||the Nou Camp|
|Goals:||Lionel Messi (1-0, min. 48), Lionel Messi (2-0, min. 69) and Jordi Alba (3-0, min. 73)|