On April 21, 1935, Barça managed their biggest margin of victory (to that point) against eternal rivals, Real Madrid. It was also a match that Martin Ventolrà is unlikely to forget in a hurry.
Prior to the match, the Catalans were looking for a first win in four years in the El Clásico fixture. As the previous meeting between the two sides in February 1935 had seen Los Blancos triumph 8-2, things desperately needed to change.
They did… and how!
A fairly even game had just the one goal by half-time, winger Ventolrà scoring on 43 minutes to give the hosts the lead. Escolà gave Barça some breathing space just after the break as his goal put them 2-0 up on 48.
From that point, consistent pressure from the hosts always looked like it would garner further reward, and Ventolrà helped himself to two more (62, 68), completing his hat-trick in the process.
When he added a fourth, Barca’s fifth on 82, he carved his name into the history books.
What a way to break a losing streak!