After three missteps in a row, Barça recovered this Sunday by dominating Levante. And Ansu Fati made a successful comeback.
Barça is doing better. It would be an exaggeration to speak of a burst, but the victory assured this Sunday against Levante will do good for the Catalan team in this period of crisis. While it had to do without Ronald Koeman, his suspended coach, the Blaugrana team won their first match since August 29 (2-1, Getafe).
Quickly, well done for Barça
The people of Barcelona won and they did it without really suffering. They had the good idea to fold the match very quickly. After a quarter of an hour of play, the break had already been assured.
Memphis Depay, who had been unhappy in previous matches, regained his efficiency at the forefront. From the 6th minute, he caused a penalty, which he was responsible for transforming himself. The tone was set and Levante, 16th in the La Liga table, was never able to react.
Eight minutes after the opening of the scoring, Barça doubled the stake. Another Dutchman stood out in front, in the person of Luuk De Jong. The former Sevillian carried the score to 2-0 by hitting full axis, following a good job from Sergino Dest.
Ansu Fati’s winning comeback
2-0, the score then remained unchanged for a long time. Depay had twice the opportunity to offer himself a brace (44th and 66th), but he stumbled each time on the opposing goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez. To see Barça increase the mark, it was not until the entry into play of Ansu Fati.
Back to competition after eleven months of unavailability (323 days exactly), the new number 10 of the team did not sit idly by during the ten minutes he spent in the field. In the 93rd, he made his contribution to the success of his team by placing a nice shot from outside the area after a loss of the opposing ball in the center circle. This is called a victorious comeback.