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Barcelona 4-0 Real Valladolid: Xavi’s side move to within two points of leaders Real Betis

Barcelona 4-0 Real Valladolid: Xavi’s side move to within two points of leaders Real Betis thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski, Pedri and Sergi Roberto as Jules Kounde makes his debut

  • Robert Lewandowski scored in the first and second half to ensure victory
  • Pedri scored between the Pole’s two goals with a tap in just before the break
  • Jules Kounde made his much anticipated debut for the club starting at right back

Robert Lewandowsk, Pedri and Sergi Roberto were on the score sheet as Barcelona moved to within two points of early pace setters Real Betis in La Liga. 

New arrival Lewandowski, one of five summer arrivals, notched two goals as Barcelona secured their first home win of the season. 

The club’s opening weekend fixture against Rayo Vallecano ended in a 0-0 draw with some questioning Lewandowski’s form in that game but since then the Pole has put the doubts behind him, scoring four in his subsequent two appearances.

Robert Lewandowski scored his second brace of the season as Barcelona ran out 4-0 winners

Two of the goal scorers, Lewandowski and Pedri, are likely to be two key players for the side this season

Two of the goal scorers, Lewandowski and Pedri, are likely to be two key players for the side this season

Pedri’s first goal of the season, a tap in after good work from Ousmane Dembele, all but confirmed the outcome of the game on the stroke of half time.  

Significantly, Jules Kounde made his first run out for the club after a summer saga that had appeared to have drawn on since the first swallow was spotted in Catalonia and west London. 

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Jules Kounde made his much anticipated debut for the club after an elongated summer saga

Jules Kounde made his much anticipated debut for the club after an elongated summer saga

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