With a beautiful finish at the far post after strong work from Raphinha,
Above all. Lewandowksi gave the Brazilian star, who is now the president of Real Valladolid,
a warm welcome to the game.
Barcelona vs Valladolid goals
After being set up by Ousmane Dembele,
Pedri added the second goal from inside the penalty area,
and it was the French forward who then set up Lewandowski for his second of the game and fourth of the year.
Lewandowski’s shot off the crossbar was followed by Sergi Roberto’s late goal,
giving Barça seven points after three games.
Jules Kounde was finally able to play for Xavi Hernandez after signing with LaLiga on Saturday and starting at right-back.
Raphinha stood out as Barca made a great opening. Early on,
Jordi Masip made a succession of saves while Lewandowski and Ousman Dembele both hit the woodwork.
In the 24th minute, Pedri’s transfer connected Raphinha with Lewandowski,
who converted on his superb cross at the far post.
Before the half,
Pedri added a second goal after Ronald Araujo’s solid defence allowed for a break and Dembele set up the Canary Islander.
Dembele also assisted Lewandowski on his third goal,
which he finished creatively and deflected past Masip.
At 3-0 down, Valladolid attempted a comeback,
but Marc-Andre ter Stegen maintained his stellar play with two strong stops,
while Kounde additionally cleared the ball off the line.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice in his team’s convincing 4-0 victory over Real Valladolid on Sunday night at Camp Nou,
continuing his strong start to life at Barcelona.
Within the first 12 minutes,
Xavi’s team created a threat when the dangerous Raphinha delivered a hazardous cross into the penalty box. Despite having fantastic movement,
Lewandowski was only able to redirect his header off the post.
The Poland international was giving Real Valladolid’s defence lots of problems in the early going,
and shortly after that,
he set up Ousmane Dembele inside the penalty area. The Frenchman,
however, was only able to lash his left-footed attempt past the top of the crossbar.
In the 23rd minute,
Raphinha again served as a provider,
rewarding his effort. Right on target, the Brazilian’s cross from the right sailed perilously toward the far post,
where Lewandowski snuck in to put the ball into the bottom corner.
In the early going,
the Polish international was giving Real Valladolid’s defence enough to think about, and shortly after that,
he set up Ousmane Dembele inside the penalty area. The Frenchman’s left-footed strike, though, was only able to hit the top of the crossbar.
His efforts were rewarded in the 23rd minute as Raphinha again served as the provider. Lewandowski snuck in to smash the ball into the bottom corner after the Brazilian’s accurate throw from the right saw it drift perilously towards the far post.
Lewandowski scored his second goal of the night to end any uncertainty about the outcome of the game. For the second time in the game,
Dembele was the mastermind,
advancing menacingly before slipping a brilliant through pass into the Pole’s path. Lewandowski made a beautiful finish
with his heel that slid into the far bottom corner after being taken wide.
In the 68th minute,
Valladolid came dangerously close to making their own breakthrough. Oscar Plano caused Marc-Andre ter Stegen to make a diving save before Jules Kounde bravely denied Roque Mesa’s follow-up on the goal line.
Dembele had pushed himself into a good shooting position and was anxious to reward his effort with a goal. He was disappointed,
though, when his driven effort went into the side netting.
In the 68th minute,
Valladolid came perilously close to making a breakthrough of their own. Prior to Jules Kounde bravely blocking Roque Mesa’s subsequent shot on goal,
Oscar Plano forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a diving save.
Dembele was keen to score to commend his effort,
and he was disappointed when his drove effort,
which he had worked himself into a good shooting position, went into the side netting.
Barcelona defeated Real Valladolid 4-0 at Camp Nou
to earn back-to-back La Liga victories.
For the second time in as many games,
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Xavi’s team easily won.
The Poland striker worked with Raphinha to score the opening goal in the 24th minute,
and he added a backheeled goal in the second half.
the young midfielder Pedri also scored,
and Sergi Roberto tacked on a fourth goal in extra time.
Valladolid was unable to handle Barcelona’s vigour in the final third,
making it a simple win for Barcelona.
When a header from a Raphinha cross struck the goalkeeper’s shoulder and the woodwork before rebounding out,
Lewandowski had already come close.
he finished coolly after latching onto Raphinha’s incredible whipped cross.
Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha were switched to the flanks by Barcelona manager Xavi,
and it quickly paid off as Dembele set up Pedri for the game’s second goal.
The return of captain Roque Mesa from the bench gave Valladolid a spark as they attempted to come back,
but their pressure was fleeting.
After regaining control, Barca added a second goal in the 64th minute from Lewandowski.
After a shot from Lewandowski rebounded off the crossbar,
Sergi Roberto then turned in from close range to cap off an outstanding evening.
Today’s match between Barcelona and Real Valladolid saw the return of liquid soccer to the Camp Nou. After two disappointing games in a row, they were under pressure, but they didn’t let the supporters go unhappy.
In the 24th minute, Robert Lewandowski was assisted by Raphinha in an unbelievable display of individual brilliance that gave Barça the lead. Twenty minutes later, Pedri added a second goal thanks to a cushioned lay-off from Ousmane Dembele.
Lewandowski scored twice more in the second half, this time with a fierce backheel. The fourth was added by Sergi Roberto after the Pole was denied a hat-trick.