Barcelona scored three unresponded goals against a hapless Levante side to put an end to their three-game winless streak. Despite Ronald Koeman and Frenkie de Jong’s absences through suspension, assistant coach Alfred Schreuder and the young stars of Barcelona carried the team to an emphatic victory.
Barça Universal takes a look at five key stats from the win at the Camp Nou
The Catalans got off to a quickfire start today, with two goals under 15 minutes of the game kicking off, something that has never been done in the Ronald Koeman era before but hopefully will be seen more in the coming months if he is to continue.
Today, Barça scored two goals in the first 15 minutes of a game in all competitions for the first time under Ronald Koeman.
the biggest and most exciting things about the match was the much-awaited return of Barcelona’s young sensation Ansu Fati, who came back to action after almost a year out on the sidelines due to a complicated meniscus injury.
He marked his return with a fabulous goal. One that also highlights how prolific the winger is already at such a young age.
Ansu Fati scored his 15th goal in his professional career today. (14 for Barça, 1 for Spain)
– 48 matches (44+4)
– 26 Starts (23+3)
– 2231 Minutes (1981+250)
– 15 goals (14+1)
– 3 assists (3+0)
He averages a goal or assist every 124 minutes
It was also Ansu’s first goal since his strike in El Clasico last year, marking the dream return to football for the 18-year-old.
This was Fati’s first goal for Barcelona since 24th October 2020, when he scored against Real Madrid. Talk about the perfect return.
The Dutchmen have been heavily involved at Barcelona recently, and that was the case today as well, with Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong both scoring the side’s two opening goals, marking such a precedent for the first time in 12 years.
Two different Dutch players (Memphis Depay and Luuk de Jong) have scored in the same La Liga game for the first time since March 2009 in Athletic-Real Madrid at San Mamés (Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Arjen Robben)
It was not just offensively that the Blaugrana thrived, but they had a great day at the office defensively as well.
Barça have not faced a single shot in the first half of consecutive La Liga games for the first time since January 2009, with Pep Guardiola on the bench.