Fati returns to action after being sidelined for more than 10 months
Ansu Fati, in his first start since his return from an injury that took him of the fields for a total of 10 months, scored a goal and won a penalty call, as Barcelona depended upon the 18-year-old to beat Valencia 3-1. His comeback poses as an opportunity to produce great odds for the punters that open original accounts through the best betting service.
Coming off the bench, after three straight matches before getting his first shot on Sunday, gave fans more hope that the club can rebuild around him, after Messi’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain. Their recent victory against the Bats on their ninth league match, took them to seventh place, five points behind the leaders Real Sociedad.
This win, directly link to Fati, came after the Blaugrana suffered two major defeats before the international break. A 2-0 to Atletico Madrid for La Liga, and a 3-0 thrashing at Benfica for the Champions League. In all competitions, the Catalonians had won just once in their last six matches, placing themselves in an uncomfortable position, with unhappy fans in a state of hopelessness.
"It was his first start and it was already decided with the doctors that he would only play for about an hour. We don't want to overwork him in such an important week for us" said coach Ronald Koeman, who just came back after a suspension of two league matches following a red card for complaining, during their encounter with Valencia.
This week is going to be a key week to getting the team back on track. So, a win to begin with, will provide more confidence to the players, and that’s very important for the club, as they prepare to take up on a critical Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv, to be followed by the first El Classico match of the season against Real Madrid.
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