Barcelona and Robert Lewandowski gave a show this Sunday, at the Camp Nou. Against Real Valladolid, for the third day of La Liga 2022-23, the Catalans dominated at all times to win 4-0, a victory that included a brace from the experienced scorer.
The Blaugrana started with a high level, of which the striker was the faithful reflection. Along with a local that came out to impose conditions, the former Bayern Munich was on fire and, before the quarter of an hour, warned with the first goal by hitting a header to the post and not getting to push over the line, on the rebound.
Ousmane Dembélé was another of those who started at a good pace, to the point that he also created a chance with a shot to the crossbar. Although the goal was given at 24 ‘and thanks to the Polish attacker, who appeared behind everyone, after a cross from the right, to connect, in the air, towards the net.
Opening the scoring, Xavi Hernández’s men grew even more in the match and stretched the gap just before halftime. After a cut to the inside of the French winger, Pedri received from the Frenchman, near the point of the penalty, and defined precisely with a placed shot.
At the start of the second stage, with the scoreboard as backup, the homeowners devoted their energies to handling the ball and even more so against a violet-and-white cast that did not cause them any shocks, seeing themselves contained in their field.
However, this did not limit Barça’s search for the third goal, as well as Lewy’s brace. At 65 minutes, after a good move from the right of the area and a subsequent clearance between the lines by Dembélé, the attacker finished off with a subtle heel to the left side, which left the rival goalkeeper without reaction.
In injury time, Sergi Roberto sentenced the win by taking advantage of a rebound on the crossbar, due to an attempt by Lewandowski. Thus, Barcelona maintains its solid start and maintains ground in the first places by raising its sum to seven points. The next date will have a strong test, visiting Seville.