MADRID: Barcelona beat Real Madrid in a La Liga Clasico for the first time since 2019 by thrashing them 4-0 at the Bernabeu with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring twice.

The former Arsenal captain struck just before the halfhour and Ronald Araujo then struck to give Barca a 2-0 half-time lead.

Ferran Torres, who left Manchester City for the Nou Camp in January, fired in the Catalan club’s third just 90 seconds into the second period and it was scarcely believable when Aubameyang made it 4-0 on 51 minutes.

This was Barcelona’s biggest league win at the Bernabeu since 2015. The impressive Ousmane Dembele set up the opening two goals, the headers by Aubameyang and Araujo.

Real, who missed injured top scorer Karim Benzema, remain nine points clear at the top of LaLiga, managed to survive to full-time with no further damage.

Barca are now up to third, three points behind second-placed Sevilla having played a game fewer.