Who Was Man Of The Match? Barcelona – Levante
Match attendance: 35,334
Who was Man Of The Match? Memphis Depay
Blaugrana’s supposedly final decisive game, or as it has been reported lately, to determine Koeman’s future at the Camp Nou, ended in a convincing 3-0 victory as they hosted Levante. Ironically, this step in the right direction was not under the Dutch boss’s command due to his sending off in the previous fixture against Cadiz. This time they were led by one of his assistants, Alfred Schreuder.
Barcelona already scored quite early from Memphis Depay’s penalty. Not long after Sergino Dest who has been deployed to cover Jordi Alba’s absence showed his quality as an explosive left back. The American provided an assist for Luuk De Jong’s maiden goal in the iconic Barcelona shirt. Sergio Busquets and Co kept the intensity high in possession, their attacking intent extended their lead and entertained the more than 30,000 spectators who were presence to boost their confidence for their revival. The Dutch international forward Memphis Depay had opportunities to add his tally but still failed. Nevertheless, their third goal finally came, and it was from the youngster Ansu Fati, who has been touted as the next Catalan boy wonder. The young star made his first appearance after a being sidelined due to injuries. He came off the bench and blasted the ball into the middle of the goal. With the likes of Ronaldinho and Messi having worn the iconic Barcelona number 10 shirt, this young star is showing why he deserves it.
Our man of the match is the senior figure, Memphis Depay. He scored his third goal of the season, was mobile throughout the game, created chances and space for his teammates. Unfortunately, the former Lyon man still needs to improve his clinical finishing, something he absolutely is bound to have to be the distinguished frontman for Barcelona.
Lets check out Depay worthy stats:
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 88.2
Goal contribution: 1 goal
Shots (on target): 6(5)
Cross completion: 8 (2)
Key Passes: 3