The Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski extended his unstoppable scoring streak on Saturday by scoring twice at home against struggling Elche in LaLiga. Memphis Depay also scored for the Catalans. Robert Lewandowski struggled against Bayern Munich in the middle of the week, but he scored again against Elche to keep up his strong La Liga run.
The attacker gave Barca another advantage by ensuring Elche played the majority of the match with 10 men. For the visit of the league’s bottom team, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez rotated his players, making five changes to the group that fell to Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League.
Barcelona’s Lewandowski Scored 2 Goals
After latching onto a Frenkie de Jong pass, Lewandowski raced toward the goalpost, and Gonzalo Verdu had to use a nasty rugby tackle to stop him after 14 minutes. After the inevitable red card was shown, Elche’s afternoon, which had been off to a poor start, continued to deteriorate.
Lewandowski grabbed a second goal for Barcelona after the break with a well-placed low shot to bring his season total to 11. He now has 11 goals for Barcelona.
The old adage “you can’t keep a good man down” was proven true on Saturday by Lewandowski. He has eight goals in 11 games for his new team and appears to have been worth every penny Barca paid to sign him. Alejandro Balde, a young left-back, ended the game with two assists. While Lewandowski was busy scoring a brace, it was undoubtedly noticed that he had two assists.
After being left out against Bayern, the 18-year-old was reinserted into the starting lineup and gave another demonstration of his abilities.
Balde appears to be a revelation for Barca this season, and if he maintains this form, he may wind up keeping the left-back position permanently.