Vallecano 1 – 5 Barcelona – Arda Turan scores first goal

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 06: Arda Turan of FC Barcelona looks on during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on January 6, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Arda Turan scored his first goal in a Barcelona jersey yesterday evening during the Catalan giants 5-1 victory over Vallecano.

The 29-year-old came on after 66 minutes in place of the Croatian international Ivan Rakitic.

Turan momentarily looked to have received a red card before the referee realised his mistake and switched the red card for the yellow card.

The Turkish international’s goal came in the 86th minute when he headed in a cross from Jeremy Mathieu.

The reigning champions have gone 35 games without a defeat which is a club record and matching the overall Spanish record set by Leo Beenhakker during his time in command of Real Madrid back in the 1988-89 season.

Rayo Vallecano 1 – 5 Barcelona

Stadium: Campo de Futbol de Vallecas
Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT

Barcelona (4-3-3): Bravo; Vidal, Pique, Mascherano, Mathieu; Busquets, Arda, Iniesta; Messi, Munir, Neymar
Manager: Luis Enrique

Rayo (4-2-3-1): Carlos; Tito, Ze Castro, Llorente, Martinez; Baena, Iturra; Bebe, Jozabed, Piti; Guerra
Manager: Paco Jemez

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