The perfect night for João Félix. The night I had been waiting for for months. Starter against Betis and key player in the win (5-0) that propels the regenerated Barça of Xavi. Starter, key player and leading actor in the first two goals of the five that the Andalusian team conceded in Montjuïc. Suddenly, the Olympic mountain lit up with the appearance of the Portuguese footballer, on loan from Atlético de Madrid in the last breath of the summer market, after his loan to Chelsea did not go well at all.
He scored the first goal and assisted on the second, the work of Lewandowski, without even having to touch the ball. A pass from Christensen caused Joao Felix He let the ball pass between his legs so that it gently reached the feet of the Pole, who unleashed a whiplash to ignite the illusion of Barcelona fandom. And from Portuguese. “The change has been good for me, I feel happy,” declared João Félix as soon as he finished his first game as a starter in the Barça jacket.
“It’s easy to play in this team,” proclaimed the former Atlético footballer, who has come to Barça on loan, but without any purchase option. He seemed happy, enjoying himself, actually acting as a second striker, positioned behind Lewandowski. That is, in his favorite place. “When you have a good structure, with all the players in their place and the ball circulates faster, it is easier for goals to arrive,” added the Portuguese.
64 minutes, 1 goal and 1 ‘assist’
João Félix was initially lying on the left flank of the attack as if it were a traditional 4-3-3. But it was somewhat deceptive because soon, as soon as the match against Betis started, he disengaged himself from that position and positioned himself very close to Lewandowski. Sometimes from behind. Sometimes ahead. And also in parallel.
He played 64 minutes, scored a goal, his first, attacking the position as if he were a center forward, taking advantage of a good cross from Oriol Romeu, which was born from a steal of the ball by João Cancelo. And he was fundamental in the 2-0. Two shots on goal, a bit, with a very high passing accuracy (27 good out of 29 made, that is, 93% while also being daring when dribbling. He attempted eight, although only two went well.
“Clearly I am very, very happy, the change has been good for me, my family, my friends,” said the Portuguese.”
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