Barcelona -Memphis Depay is back to being a hero for Barcelona. He is predicted to be able to cover the departure of Lionel Messi from Barcelona.
Depay showed a huge influence for Barcelona. This Dutch player was the decisive factor in El Barca’s victory over Getafe at Camp Nou in the third week of LaLiga match , Sunday (29/8/2021) night WIB.
Barcelona took the lead through Sergi Roberto in the second minute. Sandro Ramirez had time to make Getafe equalized in the 18th minute. Depay then emerged as Barcelona’s hero to take all three points thanks to his goal in the 30th minute.
Quoted from Whoscored , Depay recorded three shots against Getafe. He became the player who recorded the most shots in this match along with Los Azulones, Mauro Arambarri.
Depay’s great contribution to Barcelona was also seen in previous matches.
Depay saved from defeat thanks to his goal in the 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao in the second week. In the first week, the former Manchester United player also contributed one assist in Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Real Sociedad.
Reflecting on his slick performance at the start of this season, this 27-year-old player is predicted to be able to replace the role of Lionel Messi. La Pulga left the Blaugrana this summer to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman , does not want to expect much about this. However, he insists that Depay is an important figure who can make a difference for Barcelona.
There are more players to do it,” Koeman was quoted as saying by Bein Sports.
“We know that with him we have players at the top who can make the difference. He did it today and also last week,” he explained.
Depay’s slick performance has helped Barcelona currently sit in 4th position in LaLiga. The Catalan club has collected seven points. They only lost on goal difference to Real Madrid at the top of the table.
Barcelona vs Getafe: Memphis Depay scores again, Blaugrana won 2-1
Barcelona – Barcelona won the third jornada of the Spanish League . Entertaining Getafe , Ronald Koeman’s squad won 2-1.
Playing at Camp Nou, Sunday (29/8/2021), Sergi Roberto immediately brought Barca ahead in the 2nd minute. Sandro Ramirez managed to equalize in the 19th minute, but Memphis Depay ensured the Blaugrana took all three points with his goal in the 30th minute.
These results put Barcelona in fourth place in the standings with 7 points. This figure is the same as Real Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia who occupy the top three, but Barca lost on goal difference. While Getafe sit in the relegation zone, to be exact at number 18 with 0 points.
The course of the match
Barcelona immediately took the lead quickly in the 2nd minute. A low cross from the left that was released by Jordi Alba was then completed by Sergi Roberto’s shot which burst into the penalty box. The ball outwit Getafe goalkeeper David Soria and changed the score to 1-0.
In the 19th minute, Getafe managed to equalize. Sandro Ramirez and Alena’s one-two cross in the left half space then completed Ramirez with a shot into the bottom left corner of the Barcelona goal, beating Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
The draw only lasted 11 minutes, because Barcelona took the lead again in the 30th minute. Frenkie de Jong cleverly sent a through ball to Memphis Depay who ran down the left.
Entering the penalty area, the Dutch striker cleverly fired a shot that crossed the gap between two Getafe defenders and saw Soria’s goal fall for the second time.
Back behind, Getafe back to press. Mauro Arambarri had a chance to score in the 41st minute, but his long-range effort was blocked by Ter Stegen. Score 2-1 for Barca lasted until the break.
In the second half, Getafe almost equalized in the 51st minute. Starting from Emerson’s blunder, Jakub Jankto launched a counter-attack which ended with a long-range shot against Barcelona,but Ter Stegen swiftly brushed it off.
A corner was then awarded to Getafe. Nemanja Maksimovic took it. He crossed short to Alena, who then released a cross in front of the Barcelona goal. Stefan Mitrovic managed to meet with a header, but the ball failed to enter the goal.
Getafe’s attack continues. Arambarri had another chance in the 56th minute, but his long-range shot bounced over the Bara goal. While Maksimovic’s shot in the penalty box was safely caught by Ter Stegen.
Barcelona trying to get out of the pressure of the visitors. Sergi Roberto almost scored his second goal in this match in the 61st minute. He received a Clement Lenglet cross and headed the ball into the Getafe goal, but Soria saved it.
Getafe also replied. Arambarri for the third time fired a long shot in the 63rd minute, but the result was the same, failed to produce a goal.
The game was slow after that. Barcelona had a chance through Depay in the 85th minute. Receiving Sergino Dest’s cross, he then jumped in, trying to shoot straight in the air, but the ball hit the wrong foot and bounced over the net.
No more goals were created in the second half. Barcelona won 2-1.
Barcelona : Ter Stegen, Emerson (Dest 63 ‘), Araujo, Lenglet, Alba, Sergi Roberto (Gavira 74’), Busquets, De Jong, Griezmann (Mingueza 84 ‘), Depay, Braithwaite (Gonzalez 74’).