• Aubameyang scored a brace in Barca's 4-0 win
  • Barca are now 12 points behind Real Madrid 
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in 12 straight competitive matches

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke several records by scoring in FC Barcelona's 4-0 win over Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday.

Barcelona striker Aubameyang netted a brace and provided an assist to hand his side an incredible victory at Santiago Bernabeu. The former Arsenal star became the first player to score in five successive games (six goals) against Real Madrid in the 21st century, according to Opta Jose.

The Gabon forward also became the first player to be directly involved in three goals in his first El Clasico appearance in all competitions in the 21st century, according to

The other two goals were scored by Ferran Torres and Ronald Araujo. Meanwhile, Ousmane Dembele once again justified the faith boss Xavi Hernandez showed in him. The Frenchman took his tally of assists to nine this season by setting up Araujo's goal and Aubameyang's first goal.

In the process, Dembele became only the second Barcelona player to provide two assists in the first half of an El Classico at the Santiago Bernabeu in all competitions, after his current head coach Xavi (in May 2009).

Real Madrid, who had won the previous five El Clasicos, are nine points clear of Sevilla at the top with nine matches to go, while third-placed Barcelona are a further three points behind, but they have a game in hand.

Moreover, Barcelona are undefeated in 12 straight matches, across all competition.

"If we still have a small chance to make a run for the title, we will fight until the end. It's very difficult but in football, anything can happen. We are Barca," Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets said after the match in Madrid, BBC Sport reported.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates his second goal in Barcelona's 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid on Sunday
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates his second goal in Barcelona's 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid on Sunday AFP / JAVIER SORIANO

In a post-match interview, Barca boss Xavi admitted that they had not expected to be "so superior" at Real Madrid.

"We have worked hard for these results. But we didn't expect to be so superior in their stadium. We expected a more open game. I am very happy. I don't think it will give us enough to win LaLiga, it's very difficult. But today is a great kick in the teeth [of the league leaders]. First [we'll focus on staying in] the Champions League places and then we'll see. This [win] strengthens the project. We haven't achieved our objectives yet. We have to keep going," Xavi said, according to