Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski has marked his 34th birthday with a fantastic and mind-blowing performance for Barcelona in their La Liga Matchday 2 clash with Real Sociedad. Lewandowski bagged a brace and also emerged as Man Of The Match as Barcelona eased past Real Sociedad on Sunday, August 21, 2022.
It was a brilliant and fantastic Sunday night football for Barcelona as new signing Robert Lewandowski put up a fantastic performance to grabbed a 4-1 win for Barcelona as he marks his 34th Birthday.
A dramatic first half saw both sides settling for a 1-1 draw under 6 minutes into the match. It was the former Bayern Munich striker who put Barcelona in the lead just a minute into the game. Beautiful assist by Balde, who crossed in for the prolific striker to volley home a lead.
Isaki responded quickly to level the game for the hosts. Frenkie de Jong pulled a surprising gaffe that saw him dispossessed in his half. Isaki’s shot deflected off Garcia, who attempted to block the ball, and it was an equalizer for the visitors.
The match continued with a spirited challenge from both sides as they struggled to take the lead before heading into the break. Both teams created chances, but the finishing lagged behind. A perfect assault and counterassault with speed and intensity, but no goals again until the end of the first half.
Xavi proved his technical ability with a 64th-minute substitution that dramatically turned the game around for the visitors. Fati came off the bench after recovering from an injury to replace Frenkie de Jong. Immediately, the texture of the game changed. Fati delivered two assists and scored a goal to power the Blaugrana to a deserved 4-1 win.
Lewandowski converted one of Fati’s assists to score his second goal of the match to complete his brace and emerged as Man Of the Match. The former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern striker defied age with his speed and skillful moves to fire into the net a 68th-minute strike to secure the third and penultimate goal for Barcelona.
Lewandowski Marks 34th Birthday with A Brace For Barcelona
Lewandowski marked his 34th birthday in style for the Blaugrana. The Poland international bagged a brace and also emerged as Man Of The Match as Barcelona cruised to victory against Real Sociedad.
After joining the Blaugrana from Bayern Munich in a deal worth €50m, Lewandowski featured for the Blaugrana in an opening La Liga clash at home to Rayo Vallecano. A disappointing La Liga debut for the Catalan club, the team settled for a goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano. Robert Lewandowski failed to score in an opening League match for the first time in 8 years.
The Poland international and prolific striker has finally opened his La Liga account to disprove critics. Pundits will continue to keep their fingers crossed and see whether the 34-year-old will replicate his goal-scoring spree in a tougher league as La Liga.