(Barcelona – Villarreal 4-0) After a summer with a lot of noise, Lionel Messi was back scoring for Barcelona. But it is 17-year-old Ansu Fati who runs off with the headlines.
The great talent was in fact involved in almost everything Barcelona did in the first half. He scored the first two goals of the match – four minutes apart.
Both goals of Ansu Fati came after brilliant attacking play, and the 17-year-old made no mistake when Jordi Alba and returning Philippe Coutinho facilitated for him.
Just over a quarter of an hour after scoring second, he also gave Barcelona a penalty kick.
This gave Lionel Messi the opportunity to open the goal account.
In any case, it was important for new employee Ronald Koeman to get the 33-year-old started. Messi stood for e
he has spent almost his entire life in, and after a few weeks of speculation, quarrels and back and forth.
However, there has not been a good atmosphere among the Catalans, and no later than Friday, two days before the season’s first official match, was.
When he was back on the grass, he did not show his best side, but from the penalty spot he did not fail. His penalty was neither particularly hard nor well placed, but Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo did not come down fast enough, and thus Messi’s goal account was opened.
The same was Luis Suarez’s account earlier Sunday. He left Barcelona as the club’s third highest scorer of all time, and immediately stood out when he made his debut for La Liga rival Atlético Madrid:
Barcelona hosted a Villarreal team that started the season by taking four of six possible points, but the “yellow submarine” initially looked more like a sinking ship at the Camp Nou. When the teams went to the break, it was 4-0. Messi was also involved in the fourth goal; He tried to catch Sergio Busquets with a cross, but Villarreal stopper Pau Torres was first on the ball. He controlled the ball in his own net.
Barcelona continued to dominate after the break, and although Messi had several opportunities to increase the lead, there were no more goals.
Starting the season with four goals and zero backwards was very important for Barcelona, for several reasons: