With over 59,000 spectators watching at the Nou Camp, Barca trumped over Real Valladolid in a mid-week La Liga clash. The Enersto Valverde coached side made the game look like child’s play by putting five past their opponents who responded with a consolation goal.
The match which saw former Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet open scoring for the blaugrana the second minute through a volley after just over 120 seconds of resistance from their opponents. Then in the fifteenth minute Spanish veteran, Kiko Olivas leveled the score for the away side from few inches within the goal after a rebound from a save by Ter Stegen.
The lead however, didn’t sustain the Sergio González led side as Arturo Vidal was right on target to slot in a cross from Lionel Messi, thereby restoring FC Barcelona’s lead and Lionel Messi completing the first half damage by scoring a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner, which marked 50th free kick goal and 44th for the club. Bissau-Guinean and Barcelona youngster, Ansu Fati attempted a shot from the left side of the box, which saw Barca end the first half with the major the ball possession and in full control of the game.
The second half saw a much more defensive Real Valladolid side, that tried to contain a riot running FC Barcelona but in the Ansu Fati fired from the center of the box, once again assisted by Lionel Messi but failed to get it past the keeper at the second time for asking. In the sixty second minute French forward, Antoine Griezmann came on to replace the young lad, Ansu Fati. Messi once again was firing on all cylinders, as he put another one past the Real Valladolid goalie to give Barcelona their fourth and two minutes later in the seventy fifth minute, Messi was on hand to assist Luis Suarez in wrapping up scoring for FC Barcelona.
FC Barcelona, now first on the Spanish La Liga table with a game in hand look to be ready to meet Celta Vigo in the next round of La Liga fixtures on the 9th of November but before that they welcome Czech champions, Slavia Praha on the 5th of November in a Group F champions league clash.
Bissau-Guinean, Ansu Fati will likely be on the starting lineup for the upcoming matches as he seems to be having a synergy with the Argentine maestro, Lionel Messi.