Barcelona moved one step closer to regaining the La Liga title after beating Elche 4-0 on Saturday night in the 27th stage of the competition.

Barcelona had little difficulty in settling the clash against Elche at the bottom of the table, recording a fourth consecutive victory to look close to winning the title that has been absent from its coffers since 2019.

Polish star Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 20th minute, then Ensu Fati added the team's second goal in the 56th minute.

📺 Summary of the quadruple of Barcelona @fcbarcelona_ara against Elche#ElcheBarça 0-4

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Lewandowski then scored his second goal and Barcelona's third in the 66th minute, then Ferran Torres added the team's fourth goal in the 70th minute.

Barcelona raised its tally to 71 points in the lead, 15 points ahead of rivals Real Madrid, who host Valladolid on Sunday in the same stage.

As for Elche, his tally stopped at 13 points in 14th place, 17 points behind <>th-placed Espanyol, the closest places to stay in the first division.

Lewandowski strengthened his position at the top of the list of scorers in La Liga, as he raised his tally to 17 goals, 4 goals ahead of his nearest rival Enes Unal of Getafe.

😎 Leading and comfortable...

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The Catalan club issued a stern warning to its traditional rival and direct chaser Real Madrid, the defending champions, and increased the intensity of pressure on him, as he will be required to earn three points to raise the morale of his players before their visit to the "Spotify Camp Nou" stadium on Wednesday, in the Clasico semi-final second leg of the Copa del Rey after losing the first leg 0-1.

Barcelona played the match in the absence of Danish defender Andreas Christensen, midfielders Pedri, Dutch Frenkie de Jong and French winger Ousmane Dembele due to injury and Brazilian Rafinha due to suspension, while captain Sergio Busquets and defender Alejandro Balde sat on the bench.