Alexis Sanchez Scores Hat-Trick for Barcelona vs. Elche

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorJanuary 5, 2014

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 05: Alexis Sanchez |(R) of FC Barcelona shoots towards goal under a challenge by Alberto Botia (C) of Elche FC during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Elche FC at Camp Nou on January 5, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Barcelona found themselves knocked off the top of La Liga with Atletico Madrid's victory on Saturday.

However, they returned to first place with a win over Elche as Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick.

The Chile forward gave them a seventh-minute lead.

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It was 2-0 inside 16 minutes as Pedro scored his sixth goal in as many league matches.

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Sanchez added a second 18 minutes into the second half.

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Six minutes later, he completed his hat-trick.

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