Barcelona 3-0 Levante: Koeman’s side return to winning ways, Fati scores on his return | La Liga 2021-22

Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring
Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring - IMAGO / Pressinphoto

The Catalan club ended their rough patch with a comprehensive win against Levante at home.

Barcelona managed to end their rough patch with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Levante at the Nou Camp.

The Catalans were under immense pressure after failing to pick up a win in any of their last three games across all competitions.

However, today they left all their troubles behind and put on an impressive display, which could give them more confidence moving forward.

Memphis Depay opened the account from the penalty before his compatriot Luuk de Jong doubled the lead by scoring his first goal in the Blaugrana shirt.

The headline-grabbing thing was Ansu Fati’s return to the team and he made an immediate impact as a substitute by scoring the winner.

Sergino Dest with a breathtaking display

Sergino Dest was arguably the best player on the pitch as he produced a scintillating performance. The USMNT full-back hardly put a foot wrong in both defence and the attack. Besides providing the assist for De Jong, Dest created 4 key chances in the game – the most by a Blaugrana player. It was the kind of performance the young right-back – who played as a left-back today – would be hoping for and if he keeps on performing like this, he certainly can be the breakout star for the Blaugrana this season.

Fati announces his return in style

There has been a lot of hype around Ansu Fati ever since his name was included in the squad list against Levante. The young Spaniard, who was absent for around 10 months due to knee injury, was summoned in the 81st minute. Fati made an instant impact by scoring the winning goal in the stoppage time. The new No.10 looked as if he hadn’t been around for a long time by bringing a lot of aura to the attack, With Fati returning to the fold, Barca’s attack looks like an intimidating one.

A morale-boosting win for Koeman’s side

Ronald Koeman, who wasn’t present today due to his ban, had been under scrutiny after failing to deliver the results in the last few games. His job also appears to be at stake as the Catalan giants are reportedly considering sacking him if there isn’t any change of fortunes in the coming games. But today’s victory must be a breathing space for the Dutch manager but he should not be carried away by it.