Robert Lewandowski pulled a stunner as Barcelona hammered Rayo Valladolid 4-0 in their La Liga matchday 3 fixture. The 34-year-old goal machine recreated Luiz Suarez’s backheel goal to bag his first La Liga brace at Camp Nou.
Robert Lewandowski is on fire for his new club Barcelona as he fed the gallery at Camp Nou with a beautiful back-heel finish to complete his brace against Rayo Valladolid.
After a disappointing La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano at Camp Nou on August 13, 2022, the Catalans have risen from slumber. Xavi’s 2022 summer signings have made a huge difference. The Blaugrana have banged in 8 goals in two matches after a barren draw against Rayo Vallecano
Xavi demolished Real Sociedad 4-1 in matchday 2 fixture. The same score line has been replicated against Rayo Valladolid. This time, with a perfect and unsoiled clean sheet. The Blaugrana smashed their opponents 4-0 to cruise to a second successive La Liga win.
The game was not much of a big task, with a squad brewing with depths of quality.
Lewandowski had a series of early chances and good assists which were blown away and squandered. Nevertheless, the Catalans were still in control.
Lewandowski finally made it count in the 24th minute. It was a great goal. Raphinha had whipped in a cross; Lewandowski jumped and stretched out his right foot to poke it into the net.
Pedro doubled the lead in the 43rd minute after Barca successfully defended a counter-attack and flew into their assault with Pedri firing into the net.
Barcelona went into the break with a 2-0 lead. The first goal in the second half by Robert Lewandowski carried the day. The Polish international netted his fourth and a back-heel finish for the Catalans.
Dembele had cut in and set him up with a through ball, but he had slant of the post with Joaquin marking him up. Figuring out how to get through, he suddenly thumped the ball with his back foot, and it deflected off Joaquin’s leg to loop into the net. Valladolid goalkeeper and defenders watch helplessly in awe. What a goal!
Robert Lewandowski proved his limitless striking abilities with the fantastic back heel. The backheel is a perfect recreation of Luis Suarez’s strike in Barcelona’s 5-2 win over Real Mallorca in December 2019.
An excellent build-up play saw the ball in Suarez’s possession courtesy of de Jong’s silky pass. He quickly lofts it over the goalkeeper with his back heel. The ball flies into the near post, and it was a goal!
Lewandowski is ready to step into the shoes of Barcelona’s top strikers. He may likely surpass them with four goals already in three La Liga matches. He is indeed ready for a great season with the Spanish giants. The deadly former Bayern Munich finisher is prepared to replicate his Bundesliga form in La Liga.