VILLARREAL DEFENDED POORLY AGAINST BARCA
Unai Emery has coached the likes of Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, but apart from his Europa League triumphs at Sevilla, the coach has done nothing noteworthy. The Spaniard is not a very tactical astute coach as was seen in his final weeks in the Premier League and Ligue 1, and Villarreal too looked horrific defensively, typically like their coach’s previous sides.
The Yellow Submarine left acres of space at the back which was exploited by Ansu Fati who was at the top of his game. They would overload the ball side, which would usually be their left considering that’s where Lionel Messi lurked and were ultimately undone on the left due to their lax movements and pathetic understanding of one another.
ANSU FATI INSPIRES WITH ANOTHER SUPREME DISPLAY
Ansu Fati has had a memorable month so far and he ended it in a perfect way as well. The 17-year-old made his debut for Spain during the international break and scored his first goal as well. A few weeks later, he started his first season officially as a first-team player for Barca with a superbly taken brace and also won a penalty.
Despite a terrific performance, he could not be awarded the man of the match award because of his age. The sponsor of the award was Budweiser, the beer brand, thereby letting Jordi Alba get the edge on paper. Nevertheless, the performance mattered most and the mercurial talent certainly left a few jaws open.