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Barcelona Continues Undefeated Start After Beating Granada

Explaining the renaissance of Alexis Sanchez

Photo Courtesy of the Official FC Barcelona Facebook Page

Barcelona arrived to this game against Granada having one of the best starts of La Liga history under their belt.

With 37 points after 13 matches, 38 goals scored, and only eight against them, Los Blaugranas seem to be the early favorites to win a second-consecutive league title, and they took another step towards that objective as they defeated Granada by a 4-0 at Camp Nou.

Manager Gerardo Martino didn’t have Lionel Messi, but when a team has quality players to replace him all over the pitch, sometimes an absence can be easily fixed. The Argentinean tactician decided to play with three wingers upfront – Pedro, Alexis and Neymar – and the move paid off, as the team was constantly attacking with a lot of pace.

The game was settled in the first half, thanks to two penalties that were scored by Iniesta and Cèsc Fàbregas and two more goals arrived in the final 45 minutes, as Alexis and Pedro were also able to find the back of the net.

While it was widely expected that Barcelona ended up winning the game by a large margin, it seems like it doesn’t matter which team is against them, they are able to come out on top with relative ease. This time it was no different, and the three points not only keep them at the top of the standings, they also maintain their undefeated record after getting their fifth straight win.

Barcelona will have to change the switch quickly, as they will now face a Champions League encounter the following week. Los Culés will travel to the Netherlands to take on Ajax on Tuesday.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google