When Barcelona plays Elche at the Camp Nou on Saturday, August 17, it will try to make it five straight victories in La Liga games.
Real Madrid, Barcelona’s longtime adversary and top in the standings, is separated by two points at the moment. Elche, which is now in 19th place, has played five games so far this season and earned just one point.
Barcelona, led by Xavi, will enter the game coming off a Champions League loss to Bayern Munich by a score of 2-0. The Catalan team had numerous chances to win the game, particularly in the first half, but they were unable to capitalize on them.
The wasted opportunities caught up to Barca as early goals from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane in the second half clinched the victory for the Bavarians at the Allianz Arena.
Barcelona has a strong history with Elche. It has defeated Elche in six straight La Liga games, including a 3-2 victory at Camp Nou the previous campaign.